Status: Little or no detectable change

  
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Little or no detectable change

Most Recent Data:
11.1 motor vehicle traffic-related deaths per 100,000 population (2019)

Target:
10.1 per 100,000

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

Baseline:
11.2 motor vehicle traffic-related deaths per 100,000 population occurred in 2018 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)

Reduce motor vehicle crash-related deaths

Target-Setting Method
Percent improvement

Summary

Motor vehicle crashes are the second leading cause of death from unintentional injuries in the United States. In addition, the rate of motor vehicle crash deaths in the United States is about twice the average rate of other high-income countries. Interventions aimed at increasing seat belt and car seat use, reducing drunk driving and speed-related crashes, and protecting pedestrians can reduce deaths from motor vehicle crashes.