Early Estimate of U.S. Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities for the First Quarter of 2019


Pedestrian and SUV in snowy conditions.
Difficult conditions, both for drivers and pedestrians. (Copyright image, 2019.)

Excerpt:  “A statistical projection of traffic fatalities for the first quarter of 2019 shows that an estimated 8,110 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes. This represents a decrease of about 1.1 percent as compared to 8,200 fatalities that were projected to have occurred in the first quarter of 2018…

“The first quarter of 2019 represents the eighth consecutive quarter with year-to-year decreases in fatalities and the fatality rate…

“NHTSA has reported that the significant increase in fatalities in 2016 was primarily driven by increases in pedestrian, motorcyclist, and pedalcyclist fatalities,” these being the three main categories of ‘Vulnerable Road Users [VRU].

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Source: National Center for Statistics and Analysis [NCSA] and NHTSA

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