Comparison: Crashes by Age and Gender
Being able to identify who is at most risk for causing impaired driving collisions can help us to develop effective prevention strategies. According to data specific to New York, men are much more likely than women to be involved in fatal impaired driving collisions. Men made up nearly 85 percent of the 554 fatal impaired driving collisions tracked during the reporting period.
Men between the ages of 21 and 49 were most prone to be involved in these accidents, making up 331 or nearly 60 percent of all fatal accidents during the reporting period.
It should also be noted that 27 or nearly 5 percent of all fatal motor vehicle accidents involved young drivers ages 15 to 20. These individuals are not even old enough to drink, but they tragically lost their lives in impaired driving accidents.