A 17 year old driver with a P1 licence is four times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than a driver over 26 years. Driving at night (after 10pm) and carrying passengers also increases the crash risk significantly.
The biggest killer of young drivers is speeding and around 80 per cent of those killed are male.
Young drivers are over represented in all fatal crashes, including drink driving and fatigue. Despite making up only 15 per cent of drivers, young drivers represent around 36 per cent of annual road fatalities.