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Total number of licensed drivers in the United States in 2017, by gender
Number of licensed drivers in the United States - by gender 2017
In 2017, female motorists accounted for just over half of all licensed drivers in the U.S., with almost 114 million female licensees compared to 111.4 million male licensees. The total number of licensed drivers stood at 225.3 million. Currently, eleven federal states issue third gender identities; however, even if more states are to accommodate non-binary gender identities, this has yet to become included in national statistics.

Fewer younger drivers

The share of young drivers in the driving population fell significantly between 2010 and 2017. Under 20-year-olds accounted for 4.5 percent of total licensees in 2010 but only 3.9 percent in 2017. The reason for this is being put to the increased number of drivers in other age cohorts, and also the rising costs of car insurance, which is highest for young male drivers. The rise in insurance premiums on young men should not come as a surprise, as young men are more likely than any other demographic to die at the wheel. Rising insurance premiums may be considered to be an effective measure as fatalities among young men have dropped 41 percent from 2007 to 2016.
Total number of licensed drivers in the United States in 2017, by gender
Number of licensed drivers
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Number of licensed drivers in the United States - by gender 2017
In 2017, female motorists accounted for just over half of all licensed drivers in the U.S., with almost 114 million female licensees compared to 111.4 million male licensees. The total number of licensed drivers stood at 225.3 million. Currently, eleven federal states issue third gender identities; however, even if more states are to accommodate non-binary gender identities, this has yet to become included in national statistics.

Fewer younger drivers

The share of young drivers in the driving population fell significantly between 2010 and 2017. Under 20-year-olds accounted for 4.5 percent of total licensees in 2010 but only 3.9 percent in 2017. The reason for this is being put to the increased number of drivers in other age cohorts, and also the rising costs of car insurance, which is highest for young male drivers. The rise in insurance premiums on young men should not come as a surprise, as young men are more likely than any other demographic to die at the wheel. Rising insurance premiums may be considered to be an effective measure as fatalities among young men have dropped 41 percent from 2007 to 2016.
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