Despite Steep Drop in Traffic Amid COVID-19 Orders, Motor Vehicle Accident Fatality Rate Spiked By 14% In March
Motor vehicle traffic has been dramatically reduced since stay at home orders have swept across the nation, beginning in March. While motor vehicle accidents are down dramatically overall, a shocking reality has emerged: A National Safety Council (NSC) report has found that the motor vehicle accident fatality rate* spiked by 14 percent in March, 2020 over the March, 2019 rate. But, how can this be?Read More
While car accidents represent 1.3 percent of all fatalities in the United States, the car accident fatality rate varies dramatically by state. Some places are in the process of implementing plans to eliminate car crash fatalities all together yet others cities and states need to work on a plan to simply reduce their automobile accident death rate.
Car accident fatality rate by state
A study using 2013 data from the National Highway Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA) showed that the state with the least amount of car accident deaths is Washington D.C. with 3.1 per 100,000 people. By comparison, the state with the highest car accident fatality rate is Montana with 22.6 deaths per 100,000 people.Read More
About 18 out of 100,000 people die in car accidents across the planet each year but the car accident fatality rate is quite different from country to country. Topping the chart with the highest car-accident death rate is the country of Namibia with 45 people killed out of every 100,000 in the population. The Maldives, on the other hand, holds the distinction as the country with the lowest car accident fatality rate with just two people killed out of every 100,000 annually.Read More