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The Iowa Department of Public Safety-Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB) is focused on helping deter one of Iowa's and the nation's bleakest statistics. In Iowa and the nation, the leading cause of death in young people, ages 15-20, is fatal vehicle crashes. Nationwide, a total of 1886 drivers ages 15-20 died in fatal crashes in 2015. In Iowa, 46 drivers under the age of 20 were involved in fatal crashes in 2017.

Several factors contribute to these unfortunate statistics:

  • Inexperience
  • Distracted Driving
  • Texting While Driving
  • Alcohol Use
  • Speeding
  • No Seat Belt Used

For more information on youth driving contact:

Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau
Iowa Department of Public Safety
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
Phone: (515) 725-6123
E-mail: GTSByouth

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Created: 02-07-2006
Last Updated: 10-04-2010 (JLR)
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