SAFETY FACTS 

Motor vehicle crashes are a leading killer of children.  

  • An average of 3 children age 14 and younger are killed every day in traffic crashes
  • 4-5 killed per week are child pedestrians                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Speeding is the most common traffic rule violation and contributes to motor vehicle accidents every single day.


In 2016:

  • Of the 37,461 motor vehicle traffic fatalities in the United States, 1,233 (3%) were children, an 8% increase from 2015    
  • 5,987 pedestrians were killed in pedestrian traffic crashes, 245 (4%) were children           
  • 840 pedalcyclist traffic fatalities, 59 (7%) were children                                                                                                                         

2016 Data NHTSA 

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