Comparison: Crashes by Age and Gender
Throughout the United States, men consistently are involved in more drunk driving accidents than women. The same is true in New Jersey. There were 717 men killed in impaired driving crashes during the study period compared to 202 women. No matter the sex, the age group most at risk for these collisions is 21 to 32.
No one under age 21 is permitted to purchase or consume alcohol in New Jersey, yet underage drinking is certainly a problem among young people in the state. Nearly five percent of impaired driving accidents involved male and female drivers between the ages of 15 and 20.