Status: Getting worse
Most Recent Data:
12.0 motor vehicle traffic-related deaths per 100,000 population (2020)
10.1 per 100,000
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
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.
Workgroup: Injury and Violence Prevention Workgroup