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Traffic Accident Research

This section of the Accident Resource is dedicated to providing as much relevant information as possible to help research all areas of traffic accidents.

Traffic crashes continue to account for 95 percent of all transportation fatalities and 99 percent of injuries, and represent the leading cause of death for individuals ages 4 through 33. The large number of crashes has placed a considerable burden on our Nation's health care system affecting the economy – reaching $230.6 billion a year, or an average of $820 for every person living in the United States.

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State Traffic and Speed Laws

State Traffic Safety Information For Year 2003
Toll Of Motor Vehicle Crashes, 2003

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Safety Restraints: Air Bags and Seat Belts

Safety restraints are a very important factor in automotive traffic safety. It is equally important to know the proper way to use the devices located in your vehicle and what to expect from them if you are involved in a traffic accident.

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Recalls and Defects

The National Highway Traffic Safety Association hosts the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding automotive recalls and automotive defects. You can use these databases to see if your vehicle has a recall or a defect listed. You may also use these databases to report recalls and defects.

Crash Testing and Crash Test Ratings

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and automotive manufactures conduct various crash tests on vehicles to study the overall safety of vehicles. These studies help the consumer decide which cars are "safer" than others in certain crash scenarios. It also helps the automobile manufacturer study and improve the safety of vehicles when involved in traffic accidents.

Cell Phones and Distracted Driving

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Fatality Facts

42,815 people died
in crashes in 2002.

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