Overall Traffic fatalities decreased 1.1 percent from 3,107 in 2013 to 3,074 in 2014. The 2013 Mileage Death Rate (MDR) – fatalities per 100 million miles traveled is 0.91. Alcohol-Impaired Driving Alcohol-impaired driving fatalities (fatalities in crashes involving a driver or motorcycle rider (operator) with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 grams per deciliter (g/dL) or higher) decreased from 883 in 2013 to 882 in 2014.
Alcohol-impaired driving fatality rate for 2013 is 0.27. California’s rate is much better than the national average of 0.34. Of the five largest states in terms of total traffic fatalities, (CA, FL, TX, PA, and NC), California has the best rate.* As a percent of total fatalities, alcohol-impaired driving fatalities increasd from 28 percent in 2013 to 29 percent in 2014. This number has remained virtually unchanged in the past four years.
California is better than the national average of 31 percent. Drug-Impaired Driving In 2013, 32 percent of all drivers killed in motor vehicle crashes, who were tested, tested positive for legal and/or illegal drugs. Occupant Protection The percent of restrained passenger vehicle occupant fatalities (all seat positions) increased from 66 percent in 2013 to 67 percent in 2014. California is much better than the national average of 61 percent.
NHTSA estimates that 65 of the 470 known unrestrained fatalities would be alive today had they simply buckled up. Passenger vehicle occupant fatalities (age 0-4) increased 50 percent from 14 in 2013 to 21 in 2014. Motorcycle Safety Motorcycle fatalities increased 12.1 percent from 463 in 2013 to 519 in 2014 Motorcycle fatalities per 100,000 motorcycle registrations increased from 54 in 2013 to 60 in 2014.
The percentage of motorcycle operators killed with a BAC of 0.08 or greater increased from 23 percent in 2013 to 28 percent in 2014. The percentage of motorcycle operators killed that were improperly licensed decreased from 33 percent in 2013 to 32 percent in 2014. Teen Safety Teen motor vehicle fatalities (age 16-19) increased 1.9 percent from 216 in 2013 to 220 in 2014. Teen driver fatalities (age 16-19) increased 26.
4 percent from 72 in 2013 to 91 in 2014. Males make up 76.9 percent of teen driver fatalities. Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Pedestrian fatalities decreased 5 percent from 734 in 2013 to 697 in 2014. Pedestrian fatalities age 65 and older increased 2.2 percent from 179 in 2013 to 183 in 2014. Bicycle fatalities decreased 12.9 percent from 147 in 2013 to 128 in 2014. Previous Years *Data Source ' Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS)**Data Source ' Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS)See Also: Motorcycle Tire Changing Stand
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A total of 37,461 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2016. IIHS publishes annual statistical summaries of the motor vehicle safety picture. Fatality Facts are updated once a year, when the U.S. Department of Transportation releases data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System. The most current Fatality Facts and previous years going back to 2005 are available. State law summaries Highway safety laws differ from state to state.
Use the links below to access information on specific types of laws in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. We monitor legislative changes and update this information as needed. The Institute actively participates in highway safety policy debates. One way we can influence policy is through the rulemaking process of federal agencies such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, whose regulations have the force of law.
The Institute occasionally submits petitions for regulations on unaddressed motor vehicle or highway safety issues or to amend existing regulations based on new data or technologies. More frequently, the Institute comments on rules proposed by the agencies to ensure the final outcome improves highway safety. Although IIHS does not lobby, our experts are often invited to provide testimony about highway safety issues before Congress and state legislatures as lawmakers consider new legislation, review existing policies and investigate agency regulatory activity.
The Institute submits amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs in court cases that could affect laws concerning motor vehicle standards or highway safety. Access chronological archives of these documents in PDF format: Insurance losses by make and model Access loss information for hundreds of passenger vehicles grouped by body style and size under six insurance coverages: collision, property damage liability, comprehensive personal injury protection, medical payment and bodily injury liability.
Auto insurance basics Auto insurance covers damage to vehicles and property in crashes plus injuries to the people involved in the crashes. The six different types of coverages are defined here. In addition, comparative loss information for different vehicle types and other HLDI analyses are available here. Noncrash fire losses Periodically, HLDI provides the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Office of Defects Investigation with insurance fire reports that describe comprehensive noncrash fire losses for passenger vehicles.
Noncrash fire losses represent fire damage to vehicles not caused by collision or vandalism. Download the latest report. Selected HLDI research IIHS has been conducting research for more than 50 years. Papers published in copyrighted publications such as books, journals and conference proceedings are available upon request, but their contents may not be redistributed or republished without consent of the publishers.
Unpublished and noncopyrighted reports are available for download, and their contents may be redistributed and republished with attribution. Selected bibliography of William Haddon Jr., M.D. William Haddon Jr., M.D., IIHS president from 1969 to 1985, is widely considered the father of modern injury epidemiology. He argued for a more scientifically driven approach to injury control and created conceptual frameworks, such as the Haddon Matrix, for understanding how injuries occur and developing strategies for intervention.
His pioneering efforts helped transform the highway safety field from one focused solely on crash prevention to one that examines human, vehicle and environmental factors to identify a full range of options for reducing crash losses. This selected bibliography reflects Dr. Haddon’s belief that "the understanding and prevention of disease and injury should be the first strategy of medicine and that treatment, no matter how necessary, is not the logical first line of attack.
" It documents his research beginning at the Harvard University School of Public Health and New York State Department of Health through his leadership at the National Highway Safety Bureau and IIHS.