Get the Facts About California Drivers and Who is Most Likely to Be on the Road at Any Given Time
It is true that people of various age groups are more or less likely to be involved in car accidents than other age groups. As a result, it stands to reason that if you know which aged drivers are on the road at a given time, you stand the chance of lowering your risk of being involved in an accident. Keep reading to discover the truth about various demographics and when they are most likely to be on California roads. If you are injured in a car accident, contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a free legal consultation.
Most People Drive at Least “Occasionally”
First, let us consider how many people drive in total. According to a study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety in 2018, more than 88% of people in the United States and who were aged over 16 drove at least occasionally. The survey further found that more than 91% of drivers 35 to 49 years old occasionally drove, 71% of drivers aged 16 to 19 do, and nearly 79% of drivers aged 75 and older drive occasionally.
A Person’s Education Level Seems to Affect How Often They Drive
In addition to age, a person’s level of education seems to have an impact on how often they drive. 95.5% of college graduates drive at least occasionally, but only 73.1% of people who did not graduate from high school drive occasionally.
Men Are More Likely to Drive than Women
90% of all men within the United States report driving at least occasionally. Closely behind them, nearly 87% of women report that they drive at least occasionally. Of course, their age, education level, and other factors listed here would affect how often these men and women drive.
The Number of Teen Drivers is on the Decline
Many are surprised to learn that teens are driving at lower rates than in the past. Consider that in 1983, more than 46% of 16-year-old teenagers had a driver’s license, but only 25.6% of teens at the same age had a driver’s license in 2018. There are a number of likely reasons for this decline, including an increase in public transit usage and changing laws that do not allow people at that age to have full driving privileges.
Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney if You Are Injured in a Car Accident
If you are injured in a car accident in the state of California, you can contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 to request a free legal consultation with a personal injury attorney. We will carefully consider your case, determine the likelihood that you will win your case, and what the next steps should be. Call now and let us get to work for you.