MISSION To educate and influence people to prevent accidental injury and death. VISION Making our world safer. February 2009. Impact.
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To educate and influence people to prevent accidental injury and death.
Making our world safer.
255 million vehicles (+2%)
2,996 million vehicle-miles travel (-1%)
2009 Injury Facts (2007 data)Highway Safety
2.3 million disabling injuries
$257.7 billion in costs to societyHighway Safety
21 year drinking age in all states and D.C.
0.08 BAC threshold in all states and D.C.
Zero tolerance for minors in all states and D.C.
12,998 alcohol-related deaths in 2007
32% of deathsHighway Safety Issues
49 states & D.C. have mandatory use laws
83% belt use overall
87% belt use in “primary” enforcement states
>15,627 deaths of unrestrained occupants in 2007Highway Safety Issues
>11,659 fatalities in 2007
Nearly half on roads with 55 mph or greater speed limitHighway Safety Issues
15-20 years old
6.7% of licensed drivers
12.1% of drivers in fatal crashes
>6,552 deaths with young driver involved
48 states and D.C. have some form of GDLHighway Safety Issues
7.9% of fatal crashes in 2006
Many kinds of distractionsHighway Safety Issues