Traffic Safety Facts 2010 Data: Overview

Motor vehicle travel is the primary means of transportation in the United States, providing an unprecedented degree of mobility. Yet for all its advantages, injuries resulting from motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for age 4 and every age 11 through 27 (based on 2009 data). In 2010, 32,885 people were killed in the estimated 5,419,000 police-reported motor vehicle traffic crashes; 2,239,000 people were injured; and 3,847,000 crashes involved property damage only. Compared to 2009, this is a 3-percent decrease in the number of fatalities, and a 2-percent decrease in the number of police-reported motor vehicle traffic crashes, 1-percent increase in the number of people injured, and 3-percent decrease in crashes involving property damage. This overview fact sheet contains statistics on motor vehicle fatalities based on data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). Crash and injury statistics are based on data from the National Automotive Sampling System General Estimates System (GES).


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 12p

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  • Accession Number: 01445011
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-811 630
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 10 2012 6:24AM