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6.04 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.


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


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