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Highway Venue. Highway Venue. 212 million drivers (+1%) 255 million vehicles (+<0.5%) 3.0 trillion vehicle-miles travel (+2%) 14,000 miles/driver 35,500 deaths (-2%) 3.6 million medically consulted injuries (+3%). Recent Trends. Source: Injury Facts , 2012 Ed.

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Highway Venue
  • 212 million drivers (+1%)
  • 255 million vehicles (+<0.5%)
  • 3.0 trillion vehicle-miles travel (+2%)
    • 14,000 miles/driver
  • 35,500 deaths (-2%)
  • 3.6 million medically consulted injuries (+3%)
recent trends
Recent Trends

Source: Injury Facts, 2012 Ed.

recent trends cont
Recent Trends (Cont.)

Source: Injury Facts, 2012 Ed.

distracted driving
Distracted driving
  • In 2010, 3,092 people lost their lives in police reported crashes that involved distraction (NHTSA).
  • Starting in 2010 NHTSA adopted a much more restrictive definition of distracted driving contributing to a 43% reduction between 2009 and 2010.
  • 9% of drivers were using cell phones in 2009.
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Distracted driving
  • NSC estimates that 24% of all crashes involve cell phones (conversations & text messaging)
young drivers
Young Drivers
  • Total fatalities in crashes involving 15-20 year old drivers exceeded 5,021 in 2010.
  • The latest 2008 mortality figures show that motor-vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 15-20 year olds.
  • Young driver fatalities account for less thanhalf of the overall fatalities associated with young drivers.

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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Young Drivers

Source: Injury Facts, 2012 Ed.

occupant protection
Occupant protection
  • 11,512 deaths of unrestrained occupants
  • Down 10% from 12,865 in 2008
  • 49 states & D.C. have mandatory use laws
  • 84% belt use overall in 2011
  • 87% belt use in “primary” enforcement states vs. 76% in other states
alcohol
Alcohol
  • Fatalities in alcohol-impaired crashes declined by 5% to 10,228 from 2009 to 2010.
  • 31% of deaths
  • 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.
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Alcohol
  • 10,228 alcohol-impaired deaths in 2010
  • 31% of deaths
speeding
Speeding
  • 10,395 fatalities
  • Down 2% from 2009
  • Excessive speed was a factor in 32% of all fatal crashes in 2010 (stable from 2009)
motorcycles
Motorcycles
  • 51% of fatally injured riders >40 years old