New State Fact Sheets: Cost of Motor Vehicle Crash Deaths
Learn about your state's cost of motor vehicle crash deaths and get more information on evidence-based strategies that are proven to save lives and money. These fact sheets have been developed as a tool to highlight current cost data and strategies proven effective to prevent crashes such as:
- graduated driver licensing laws,
- sobriety checkpoints,
- ignition interlocks for those convicted of driving while intoxicated,
- car seat and booster seat use through distribution plus education programs and child passenger safety laws, and
- seat belt use through enacting and enforcing primary seat belt laws for all seating positions.
Data are available for all 50 states and the District of Columbia and divided up by HHS Region.
- Cost of Motor Vehicle Crash Deaths
- For more information about prevention strategies, visit www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety andwww.cdc.gov/psr/motorvehicle/.
- For more information about cost estimates, visit our newly updated, free, interactive tool: Motor Vehicle Prioritizing Interventions and Cost Calculator for States, 2.0. This tool will help state decision makers prioritize and select from a suite of effective motor vehicle injury prevention interventions. The interventions include alcohol ignition interlocks, universal motorcycle helmet laws, sobriety checkpoints, and primary seat belt-use laws. CDC’s MV PICCS 2.0 calculates the expected number and monetized value of injuries prevented and lives saved at the state level. The calculator also includes the costs of implementing up to 14 interventions, while taking into account available resources. A fact sheet for each intervention and a final report with a user guide are included.
Why is this important?
In the United States, motor vehicle crashes are in the top 10 causes of death for people aged 1-54, and over 30,000 people are killed in crashes each year. In 2013, crash death resulted in $44 billion in medical and work loss costs.
Additional Motor Vehicle State Data