Traffic Safety Facts 2014 Data: Children

There were 61 million children in the United States, 19% of the total U.S. population. Of the 32,675 motor vehicle traffic fatalities in the United States, 1,070 (3%) were children. Child motor vehicle traffic fatalities declined 7% from 1,152 in 2013 and 45% from 1,955 in 2005. An estimated 167,000 children were injured in traffic crashes, a 3% decrease from 172,000 in 2013 and a 28% decrease from 234,000 in 2005. On average, 3 children were killed and an estimated 458 children were injured every day in the United States in traffic crashes. Of the 1,070 child motor vehicle traffic fatalities in 2014—72% (774) were occupants and 28% (296) were nonoccupants (pedestrians, pedalcyclists, and other). Additional statistics provided in this report include: child motor vehicle traffic fatalities 2005-2014; child motor vehicle traffic fatalities by state and age group, 2014; passenger vehicle occupants involved in fatal crashes, by survival status, age group, and restraint use; child pedestrian fatalities; child pedalcyclist fatalities; and child fatalities in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes.


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  • Accession Number: 01603597
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 812 271
  • Created Date: Jun 15 2016 8:41AM