The Economic and Societal Impact Of Motor Vehicle Crashes, 2010 by the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, released May 2014
Economic Impact of Crashes
- The economic cost of motor vehicle crashes that occurred in 2010 totaled $277.0 billion. This is equivalent to approximately $897 for every person living in the United States and 1.9 percent of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product.
- The lifetime economic cost to society for each fatality is $1.4 million. Over 90 percent of this amount
is attributable to lost workplace and household productivity and legal costs.
- Each critically injured survivor (using the MAIS 5 scale) cost an average of $1.1 million. Medical costs
and lost productivity accounted for 82 percent of the cost for this most serious level of non-fatal
- Lost workplace productivity costs totaled $70.2 billion, which equaled 25 percent of the total costs.
- Lost household productivity totaled $22.9 billion, representing 8 percent of the total economic
Canadian Teenagers, Especially Males, Still Over-Represented Among Driver Fatalities by TIRF CANADA & State Farm Canada, October 2013
- Click here to download Teens and Distracted Driving factsheet – http://bit.ly/1bJotCe
- Click here to download Trends Among Fatally Injured Teen Drivers factsheet - http://bit.ly/1aczLIA
- Click here to download Teen Driver Spotlight infographic – http://bit.ly/15qsxCo
‘DRIVER DISTRACTION AND HANDS-FREE TEXTING WHILE DRIVING’ by Traffic Injury Research Foundation, sponsored by Adept Driver® – April 2013
‘Measuring Cognitive Distraction in the Automobile’ by the AAA Foundation – June 2013
Online Resources & Related Websites
NO TIME TO THINK How Technology is Shaping Human Behaviour – Documentary by Road Trip Productions, Oregon, USA featuring Drop It And Drive
National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims – November 19, 2014