Auto Accident Statistics
1. Everyday nearly 135 million cars travel on our country’s streets, roads, and interstates.
2. Weekends between midnight and 3 a.m. are most likely for a person to be involved in a fatal crash.
3. 40% of fatal accidents involve alcohol.
4. It takes an airbag 40 milliseconds to fully inflate after an accident.
5. Most car accidents occur within 3 miles of person’s home.
6. Nearly 1.3 million people die in road crashes each year; on average 3,287 deaths a day.
7. Road crashes cost $518 billion globally, costing individual countries from 1-2% of their annual GDP.
8. Over 37,000 people die in road crashes each year.
9. Road crashes cost the U.S. $230.6 billion per year or an average of $820 per person.
10. From 2019 to 2021, traffic deaths in Georgia increased by 21%.
11. On average, 5 people a day died on Georgia roads in 2021.
12. Seniors from ages 65-74 make up 13.7% of licensed drivers. However, they make up 7.7% of drivers in fatal car crashes.
13. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates about 10 million or more crashes go unreported each year.
14. 42% of intoxicated drivers (DUI) involved in fatal crashes were speeding, compared with 16% of sober drivers.
15. More than 900 people a year die and nearly 2,000 are injured as a result of vehicles running red lights.