What is the average aged who is pulled over for drunk driving? On average, how many teens in the US are caught drunk driving each year? On average how many people are killed each year due to drunk driving. I was so glad to find this — JANUARY 2008 Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among 15- to 20-year olds. According to the U. S. Department of Transportation, 3,490 drivers in this age group died in motor vehicle crashes in 2006 and an additional 272,000 were injured. Drivers age 15- to 20-years old accounted for 12. 9 percent of all the drivers involved in fatal crashes and 16 percent of all the drivers involved in police-reported crashes. Twenty-five percent of teen drivers killed were intoxicated. In 2002 (latest data available) the estimated economic cost of police-reported crashes involving drivers between the ages of 15 and 20 was $40. 8 billion, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Every year, over 17,000 people in America are killed in drunk driving accidents. In addition, roughly 500,000 people are injured each year in drunk driving accidents. That equates to one intoxication-related automobile death every 32 minutes, and a drunk driving injury every 4 minutes.
The bad goes to worse when you add alcohol into the equation. This was a project for school.