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6.03 Road Safety

This page includes data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on traffic fatalities resulting from a motor vehicle accident. A traffic fatality is counted when a motorist’s or non-motorist’s death occurs within 30 days of a crash involving at least one motor vehicle in transport. Motorists include drivers, passengers, and motorcyclists. Non-motorists include pedestrians; bicyclists; persons in parked motor vehicle; persons in buildings; and persons traveling by skateboard, wheelchair, animal, or animal-drawn conveyance. A traffic fatality is considered to be caused by drunk driving when at least one driver involved in a crash has a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of at least 0.08 grams of alcohol per deciliter of blood.

Sources

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS)

Notes

Missing bars in the non-motorist and drunk driving fatality charts mean that there were zero fatalities in that geography, for that year.