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Car Crash Fatality Statistics

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Fatal Car Crash StatisticsData
Average number of people killed on US roads each day80
Average number of non-fatal car crashes each year5,400,000
Fatal Car Crashes by YearFatal Crashes
201430,057
201332,719
201233,561
201132,367
201032,885
200930,797
200837,172
200737,435
200638,648
200539,252
200041,945
199541,817
198051,091
197052,627
Percent of Traffic Fatalities that Involve the FollowingPercent
Drunk Driving32 %
Speeding31 %
Distraction16 %
Bad Weather11 %
Percent of Fatalities That Were the Following Person 
Driver52.1 %
Passenger20 %
Motorcyclist13.1 %
Pedestrian12.1 %
Pedalcyclist1.8 %
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When Fatal Crashes Are Most Likely to Happen 
Monday12 %
Tuesday12 %
Wednesday12 %
Thursday13 %
Friday16 %
Saturday19 %
Sunday16 %
Death Rate By Year (Fatalities Per 100 Million Vehicle Miles Traveled) 
20121.13
20101.11
20001.6
19902.1
19803.4
19704.7
19605.0
19527.2
State With The Highest Death Rate - Montana2.0
State With The Lowest Death Rate - Massachusetts0.6
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: October 30, 2016

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