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Motor vehicle accidents

Motor vehicle accidents: Related Medical Incidence Statistics

  • Estimated 6,328,000 traffic crashes occurred in the US 2003 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • Estimated 2,889,000 people were injured in traffic crashes in the US 2003 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • 1,756,000 (64%) occupant traffic crash injuries involved occupants of passenger cars in the US 2003 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • 889,000 (32%) occupant traffic crash injuries involved occupants of light trucks in the US 2003 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • 27,000 (1%) occupant traffic crash injuries involved occupants of large truck crashes in the US 2003 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • 67,000 (2.4%) occupant traffic crash injuries involved occupants of motorcycle crashes in the US 2003 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • 18,000 (0.7%) occupant traffic crash injuries involved occupants of buses crashes in the US 2003 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • 70,000 (56%) nonoccupant traffic crash injuries involved pedestrians in the US 2003 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • 46,000 (37%) nonoccupant traffic crash injuries involved cyclists in the US 2003 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • Cyclists represented nearly 2% of all traffic injuries in the US 2003 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • 7% of all traffic crashes were alcohol-related in the US 2003 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)

Motor vehicle accidents: Related Medical Prevalence Statistics

  • 14.66 per 100,000 population died in traffic crashes in the US 2003 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • 993 per 100,000 population were injured in traffic crashes in the US 2003 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • 22.13 per 100,000 licensed drivers died in traffic crashes in the US 2002 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • 1,506 per 100,000 licensed drivers were injured in traffic crashes in the US 2002 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • 19.06 per 100,000 registered vehicles died in traffic crashes in the US 2002 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • 1,296 per 100,000 registered vehicles were injured in traffic crashes in the US 2002 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • 1.48 traffic accident deaths occurred per 100 million vehicle miles traveled in the US 2002 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • 100 traffic accident injuries occurred per 100 million vehicle miles traveled in the US 2002 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)

Motor vehicle accidents: Related Death Statistics

  • 4,700 16-19 year olds died in motor vehicle accidents in the US 2001 (National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC, 2003)
  • 16-19 year old males were twice as likely to die in a motor vehicle accident as females in the US 2001 (National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC, 2003)
  • Estimated 42,643 people died in traffic crashed in the US 2003 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death in people of all ages from 2 to 33 years in the US 2000 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • Estimated 1.48 people died per 100 million vehicle miles of travel in the US 2003 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • Estimated 117 deaths each day were caused by motor vehicle crashes in the US 2003 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • A motor vehicle fatality occurs about every 12 minutes in the US 2003 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • 87% of traffic fatalities involved vehicle occupants in the US 2003 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • 13% of traffic fatalities involved nonoccupants of vehicles such as pedestrians, cyclists an in the US 2003 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • 19,460 (52%) occupant traffic crash deaths involved occupants of passenger cars in the US 2003 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • 12,444 (34%) occupant traffic crash deaths involved occupants of light trucks in the US 2003 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • 723 (2%) occupant traffic crash deaths involved occupants of large truck crashes in the US 2003 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • 3,661 (10%) occupant traffic crash deaths involved occupants of motorcycle crashes in the US 2003 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • 40 (0.1%) occupant traffic crash deaths involved occupants of buses crashes in the US 2003 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • 4,749 (11%) nonoccupant traffic crash deaths involved pedestrians in the US 2003 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • 622 (1,5%) nonoccupant traffic crash deaths involved cyclists in the US 2003 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • 39% of 15-20 year old male drivers killed in car crashes were speeding in the US 2003 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • Motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to die in a traffic crash than occupants of a passenger car in the US 2003 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • There were 3,661 motorcycle deaths in the US 2003 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • 9% of all traffic fatalities involved motorcycles in the US 2003 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • More than 50% of passenger vehicle occupant killed in car crashes were unrestrained in the US 2003 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • Males represented 68% of all traffic fatalities in the US 2003 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • Females represented 32% of all traffic fatalities in the US 2003 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • Males represented 88% of all bicycle fatalities in the US 2003 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • Females represented 12% of all bicycle fatalities in the US 2003 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • Over 20% of cyclists who died in traffic accidents were aged 5-15 years in the US 2003 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • Cyclists represented nearly 1% of all traffic deaths in the US 2003 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • 40% (17,013) of traffic fatalities were alcohol-related in the US 2003 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • Alcohol was a factor in 21% of child fatalities in car crashes in the US 2003 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)
  • 21-24 year old drivers were the most likely to be involved in alcohol-related road fatalities in the US 2003 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)

Motor vehicle accidents: Related Cost Statistics

  • Motor vehicle accidents caused by 15 -20 year olds cost an estimated $40.8 billion in economic costs in the US 2002 (National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC, 2003)
  • Traffic crashes resulted in estimated economic costs of $230.6 million in the US 2000 (Traffic Safety Facts, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, NHTSA, 2003)

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