1999 Statistics

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Car Accidents in the United States:

There were an estimated 6,289,000 police-reported crashes in 1999- based on data collected by the Federal Highway Administration. In 1999 the total of vehicle miles traveled was 2,678,748 million which was a 2 percent increase over the previous year. The crash rate was 235 crashes per 100 million vehicle miles traveled.


There were an estimated 3,200,000 people injured in car accidents in 1999, this was a slight increase of 0.3 percent from the 3,192,000 injured in 1998.

Fatal accidents:

The total economic cost of motor vehicle crashes in 1999 was $150 billion.


Car Accidents are the leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States, accounting for 36% of all deaths of persons aged 15 to 19 years.

The fatal crash rate per million miles for 16-year-old drivers is more than 7 times the rate for drivers aged 30 to 59 years.

Nearly the same number of deaths occur among teenaged passengers as teenaged drivers: in 1993, two thirds of the deaths of passengers aged 13 to 19 years occurred when teenagers were driving.

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