Traffic Safety Facts 2015 Data: Speeding

In 2015, there were 48,353 drivers involved in 32,166 fatal crashes, in which 35,092 people lost their lives. Eighteen percent of the drivers involved were speeding at the time of the crash, and 27 percent of those killed were in a crash involving at least one speeding driver. The number of speeding-related fatalities in 2015 increased by 3 percent from 2014, from 9,283 to 9,557. In 2015, 32 percent of 15- to 20-year-old and 21- to 24-year-old male drivers involved in fatal crashes were speeding, the highest among the age groups presented. In 2015, 45 percent of all speeding drivers in fatal crashes had been drinking, compared to 20 percent of non-speeding drivers involved in fatal crashes. Additional statistics on speeding-related fatal crashes in 2015 are provided in this traffic safety fact sheet.


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  • Accession Number: 01635110
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 812 409
  • Created Date: May 24 2017 11:07AM