|MMWR Early Release|
Vol. 65, Early Release
July 6, 2016
|In this report|
|Vital Signs: Motor Vehicle Injury Prevention — United States and 19 Comparison Countries|
Erin K. Sauber-Schatz, PhD; David J. Ederer, MPH; Ann M. Dellinger, PhD; et al.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2016;65(Early Release)
More than 32,000 deaths and two million nonfatal injuries occur on roads in the United States
each year. CDC analyzed 2000 and 2013 data compiled by the World Health Organization and
the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to determine the number
and rate of motor vehicle crash deaths in the United States and 19 other high-income OECD
countries and analyzed estimated seat belt use and the percentage of deaths that involved
alcohol-impaired driving or speeding, by country. Among all 20 countries, the United States had
the highest rate of crash deaths per 100,000 population (10.3); the highest rate of crash deaths
per 10,000 registered vehicles (1.24); and the fifth highest rate of motor vehicle crash deaths per
100 million vehicle miles traveled.