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Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 15- to 20-year-olds. In 2009, 5,148 15- to 20-year-old drivers were involved in fatal crashes. While only accounting for 6.4 percent of the total driver population, 15-20 year olds accounted for 11 percent of all fatal car crashes

• In 2009, there were 3,081 traffic fatalities in California alone. Nationwide, there were 33,808 car accident fatalities

Speeding is arguably the biggest cause of car accidents, as the estimated cost to society is over $40 billion per year. Speeding was also partially to blame for 31 percent of all fatal car accidents, leading to 10,591 lives lost.

• Rural areas experience a higher volume of fatal car accidents (56 percent) compared to urban areas (43 percent)

• In 2005, the financial cost of all car accidents in the United States exceeded $230 billion.

For More Information, Check Out:

Auto Accident Lawsuit - Legal Information from our AttorneysUS Census Bureau: The 2012 Statistical Abstract (Transportation: Motor Vehicle Accidents and Fatalities)
NHTSA Traffic Safety Fact Sheets
NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts: California 2006 – 2010
California DMV Teenage Crash Statistics

 

Resources:

Rollover Accidents

Auto Accident Fatalities and California Wrongful Death Lawsuits

What To Do After a Rollover Accident