MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES

National:
Source: National Safety Council – Injury Facts 2019

  • 39,107 people died in motor-vehicle crashes in 2019, and  motor-vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for people age 4 to 12 and 14 to 22 in 2019.
  • In 2018, 10,511 people were killed in alcohol-impaired crashes, a decrease of 3.6% from 2017.
  • Speeding was a factor in 26% of all traffic fatalities in 2019, killing 9,478, or an average of over 25 people per day.
  • In 2019, 842 people were killed and 39,100 people were injured in work zone crashes. Since 2010, work zone deaths increased 44%.

North Dakota:
Source: 2019 ND Crash Summary (ND Dept. of Transportation)

  • 100 people died on North Dakota roads in 2019; 5 fewer than in 2018.
  • 42% of fatal crashes were alcohol-related, a 10% decrease from 2018.
  • 146 motorcycle-related crashes occurred in 2019, an 17% decrease from 2018.
  • In 2019, 46% of motor vehicle fatalities were not buckled up; 80% of unbuckled fatalities were male.
  • 259% of fatal motor vehicle crashes were speed related; a 15% decrease from 2018.
  • The average blood-alcohol content among DUI offenders in North Dakota is .143 – well over the legal limit of .08.