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Countries around the world -

Traffic deaths per 1 billion vehicle kilometres in individual representations since 1970

A steady decline is indicated for the US in this set of graphs too; the only country showing a slight uptrend in the last 6 years is Iceland.

54 posted on 11/24/2003 2:49:39 PM PST by _Jim ( <--- Ann Coulter speaks on gutless Liberals (RealAudio files))
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NOTE to IIHS: I'd like to see your statistics for the ages of those for which these 'numbers' apply.



- More than one-third of all deaths for people aged 15 through 20 resulted from motor vehicle crashes (Vital Statistics Mortality Data -1998, Centers For Disease Control and Prevention). In 2000, more than one-third of these motor vehicle fatalities involved alcohol. More than two-thirds of the youth motor vehicle occupant fatalities did not use a seat belt or motorcycle helmet.


- The population of the United States, ages 15 through 20, decreased 2 percent from 24.3 million in 1982 to 23.9 million in 2000. During this period, motor vehicle fatalities for this age group decreased by 25 percent while alcohol-related fatalities decreased by 57 percent

- Despite this overall decline in the youth population between 1982 and 2000, this population started to increase in 1993. In fact, during the last 7 years, the youth population has increased by 14 percent; interestingly, during this period youth motor vehicle fatalities increased by 8 percent while youth alcohol-related fatalities remained constant.

- From 1990 through 2000, approximately 900 fewer young people died in traffic crashes (a 13 percent reduction) with approximately 1,200 fewer fatalities in alcohol-related crashes (a 34 percent reduction). In fact, the alcohol-related fatality rate has been cut from 16 to 10 deaths per 100,000 youth, a rate that has remained stable since 1995.

- Since 1989, fewer than half of youth motor vehicle fatalities were alcohol-related. Drinking and driving is no longer the leading cause of death for teenagers; motor vehicle crashes, however, remain so.

- In 2000, youth motor vehicle fatalities increased slightly from the previous year. Youth alcohol-related fatalities, however, increased by nearly 3 percent and have increased every year since 1997.

64 posted on 11/24/2003 3:12:26 PM PST by _Jim ( <--- Ann Coulter speaks on gutless Liberals (RealAudio files))
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