Teenage drivers are responsible for more fatal traffic crashes in Iowa, compared to other states, according to a new national survey. The survey comes from the physician-led "Coalition to End Needless Deaths on Our Roadways".
It shows Iowa ranks third in the nation, behind Delaware and Maine, for the percentage of fatal crashes involving drivers between the ages of 16 and 20. Iowa was ranked 25th in the survey one year ago.
The survey used data from 2005, which shows 20 percent of the deadly crashes in Iowa involved a young driver. The national average for fatal accidents involving teen drivers was 16 percent.