How many people die a day in motor vehicle accidents?

In the United States, over 100 people die a day in motor vehicle accidents.   Traffic accidents cause more than 36,500 deaths each year in our country.

One in seven people people do not wear seatbelts while driving.  Seatbelts reduce the risk of death from a car crash by 45%.  People not wearing a seatbelt are 30% more likely to be ejected from their vehicle during a crash.

Alcohol is involved in 40% of motor vehicle crashes.

People who text while driving are 23 times more likely to crash.  Driving while using a cell phone reduces the amount of brain activity associated with driving by 37%.

Since the start of the Coronavirus lockdown, there have been 50% fewer car accidents compared to the same period in 2019, due to less traffic on the roads.





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