Overview of Motor Vehicle Crashes in 2020
This technical report provides an overview of motor vehicle crashes in 2020. There were 38,824 people killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes on U.S. roadways during 2020, a 6.8-percent increase from 36,355 fatalities in 2019, or 2,469 more people killed in traffic crashes in 2020. The estimated number of people injured on our roadways decreased in 2020 to 2.28 million, falling from 2.74 million in 2019, a statistically significant decrease of 17 percent. The estimated number of police-reported crashes decreased from 6.76 million in 2019 to 5.25 million in 2020, a statistically significant 22-percent decrease. This report includes detailed monthly analysis of vehicle miles traveled/fatality/injury trends and analysis of several major behavioral factors such as speeding, alcohol-impaired driving, and seat belt non-use.
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