• December 19th, 2023

NHTSA has recently issued a projection report of traffic fatalities and the fatality rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled (VMT) for the first half of 2023 (Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities for the First Half (Jan–Jun) of 2023, Report No. DOT HS 813 514). That report shows an estimated 19,515 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes during the first half of 2023, a decrease of about 3.3 percent as compared to 20,190 fatalities projected to have occurred in the first half of 2022. The estimated fatality rate for the first half of 2023 is 1.24 fatalities per 100 million VMT, down from the projected rate of 1.31 fatalities per 100 million VMT in the first half of 2022.

Read the full report here.