Youth Driving Safety

Youth-related (age 15-24) fatal crashes in Ohio have been steadily rising over the past three years:

  • There were 290 deaths as a result of youth-related crashes in 2022, accounting for almost 24% of all crashes.
  • Young drivers under the age of 24 are involved in 31% of all crashes in Ohio.
  • The county with the highest number of youth-related crashes is Hamilton County – with 48,696 crashes since 2018.

Statewide statistics show that “youth-related” is one of the top two crash categories in every Ohio county. Early estimates from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show Ohio ranked ninth in the nation for motor vehicle traffic fatalities in 2022.

Please watch this new video from the Ohio Traffic Safety Office to better educate your teens on how to stay safe on the road: