INFOGRAPHIC: 2017 Trends in Traffic Fatalities
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) releases its Traffic Safety Facts Research Notes on U.S. 2017 traffic fatalities. In 2017, despite a trend downward in traffic fatalities over the past 40 years, 37,133 people were killed in motor vehicle related crashes on U.S. roadways. Twenty-seven states saw a reduction in traffic fatalities in 2017, with California seeing the largest reduction, with 235 fewer fatalities. Twenty-two states saw an increase with the largest seen in Indiana, with 85 additional fatalities.
Here are some highlights on pedestrian and traffic crashes and deaths from 2008 to 2017: