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Statistics on Car Accidents in the United States


Statistics on Car Accidents in the United States

  • 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.

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