- 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.
Table of Contents:
- Car Accident FAQ
- What Should You Do After a Car Accident?
- Car Accidents STATISTICS – Statistics & Facts
- Statute of Limitations
- Common injuries
For More Information, Check Out:
- US 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