Traffic Safety Facts 2012 Data: Speeding

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) considers a crash to be speeding-related if the driver was charged with a speeding-related offense or if an officer indicated that racing, driving too fast for conditions, or exceeding the posted speed limit was a contributing factor in the crash. Speeding is one of the most prevalent factors contributing to traffic crashes and at a tremendous cost. NHTSA estimates that the annual economic cost to society of speeding-related crashes is $40.4 billion. In 2012, speeding was a contributing factor in 30 percent of all fatal crashes, and 10,219 lives were lost in speeding-related crashes. Speeding-related fatalities increased by 2 percent from 10,001 in 2011 to 10,219 in 2012. Additional data in this report includes alcohol involvement and seat belt use.

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
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  • Accession Number: 01529426
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 812 021
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 3 2014 11:37AM