2017 Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes: Overview

This Research Note provides a brief overview of the 2017 fatal crash picture using data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). FARS is a census of fatal crashes in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico is not included in U.S. totals). Injury estimates are not yet available for 2017, thus no injury estimates will be presented in this report. Information in this Note is presented in the following sections: Overall Trends; Fatality Rates; Change in Fatality Composition; Fatality Changes by Person Type; Fatalities in Crashes Involving Large Trucks; Fatalities by Land Use; Inside Versus Outside the Vehicle; Alcohol-Impaired-Driving Fatalities and Drivers; Restraint Use and Time of Day; Additional Facts; State Distribution of Fatalities and Alcohol-Impaired-Driving Fatalities.


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  • Accession Number: 01683391
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  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 812 603
  • Created Date: Oct 15 2018 10:33AM