54, or 1,532, of the 2,814 teens killed in car accidents werent wearing a seat belt. 11 of fatal car accidents involving teens were related to distracted driving. Car accidents and teen drivers 20 what age group has the highest rate of car accidents? The risk of motor vehicle crashes is higher among 16-19-year-olds than among any other age group in 2015, teens ages 16-19 in the united states accounted for 2,333 fatalities and 233,845 injuries due to car accidents. State troopers say three teenagers were killed in a single vehicle accident on county road 39 near whitehouse fork. Experienced a small decline in roadway deaths, according to preliminary estimates released today from the national safety council. In 2019, an estimated 38,800 people lost their lives to car crashes a 2 decline from 2018 (39,404 deaths) and a 4 decline from 2017 (40,231 deaths). The highest price we pay for car crashes is in the loss of human lives, however society also bears the brunt of the many costs associated with motor vehicle accidents. According to the national highway traffic safety administration ( nhtsa ), u. Motor vehicle crashes in 2010 cost almost 1 trillion in loss of productivity and loss of life. Links with this icon indicate that you are leaving the cdc website. The centers for disease control and prevention (cdc) cannot attest to the accuracy of a non-federal website. Linking to a non-federal website does not constitute an endorsement by cdc or any of its employees of the sponsors or the information and products presented on the website. It is a good sign the number of traffic deaths in our state has gone down for a second consecutive year, but we are by no means celebrating that more than 1,500 families and friends lost someone in a traffic crash last year in georgia, governors office of highway safety director allen poole said. Car drivers involved in road accidents in great britain 2003-2018 motorcyclists involved in road accidents in great britain 2003-2017 average cost of road accidents in great britain 2018, by severity.