Car Crash Fatality Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Date Verified: 11.27.2012
Fatal Car Crashes by Year Fatal Crashes
2012 25,580
2011 32,367
2010 32,885
2009 30,797
2008 37,172
2007 37,435
2006 38,648
2005 39,252
2000 41,945
1995 41,817
1980 51,091
1970 52,627
Percent of Traffic Fatalities that Involve the Following Percent
Drunk Driving 32 %
Speeding 31 %
Distraction 16 %
Bad Weather 11 %
Percent of Fatalities That Were the Following Person  
Driver 52.1 %
Passenger 20 %
Motorcyclist 13.1 %
Pedestrian 12.1 %
Pedalcyclist 1.8 %
When Fatal Crashes Are Most Likely to Happen  
Monday 12 %
Tuesday 12 %
Wednesday 12 %
Thursday 13 %
Friday 16 %
Saturday 19 %
Sunday 16 %
Death Rate By Year (Fatalities Per 100 Million Vehicle Miles Traveled)  
2010 1.1
2000 1.6
1990 2.1
1980 3.4
1970 4.7
1960 5.0
1952 7.2
State With The Highest Death Rate – Montana 2.0
State With The Lowest Death Rate – Massachusetts 0.6
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