Approximately 70% of all children killed or injured by motor vehicles are struck within blocks from their own homes.
Speeding is the most common traffic rule violation and contributes to motor vehicle accidents every single day.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children age 4 and the second leading cause of death for age 3 and every age 5-14 in 2013.
A pedestrian, as defined for this fact sheet, is any person on foot, walking, running, jogging, hiking, sitting, or lying down who is involved in a motor vehicle traffic crash.
Pedalcyclists are riders of bicycles (two-wheel non-motorized cycles) and other cycles (tricycles and unicycles) powered solely by pedals.
A total of 726 pedalcyclists were killed and an estimated 49,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes in 2012. The 14-and-younger age group accounted for 8 percent (58) of those fatalities and 18 percent (9,000) were injured. (NHTSA)
Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on America's roadways.
At any given daylight moment across America, approximatelyn 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving, a number that has held steady since 2010. (NOPUS -NHTSA)
In 2012 alone, 3,328 were killed in distracted driving crashes. An estimated 421,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver, this was a 9 percent increase from the estimated 387,000 injured in 2011. (NHTSA)