Monday, December 14, 2015

New State Fact Sheets: Cost of Motor Vehicle Crash Deaths

Learn about your state's cost of motor vehicle crash deaths and get more information on evidence-based strategies that are proven to save lives and money. These fact sheets have been developed as a tool to highlight current cost data and strategies proven effective to prevent crashes such as:
  • graduated driver licensing laws,
  • sobriety checkpoints,
  • ignition interlocks for those convicted of driving while intoxicated,
  • car seat and booster seat use through distribution plus education programs and child passenger safety laws, and
  • seat belt use through enacting and enforcing primary seat belt laws for all seating positions.
Data are available for all 50 states and the District of Columbia and divided up by HHS Region.
Why is this important?

In the United States, motor vehicle crashes are in the top 10 causes of death for people aged 1-54, and over 30,000 people are killed in crashes each year. In 2013, crash death resulted in $44 billion in medical and work loss costs.

Additional Motor Vehicle State Data