Maryland Car Accident Law Firm: Auto Accident-Related Statistics for MarylandApril 5, 2012
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, auto accidents are the leading cause of death for Americans aged three to 34. And over 90% of crashes are preventable, caused by driver error. Let’s look at some auto accident statistics for our state. And remember to drive safely, so you don’t become a statistic yourself.
In a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) study of car crashes from 2006 to 2010, the number of total fatalities dropped from 652 (in 2006) to 493 (in 2010). Motorcycle fatalities remained mostly the same, with 84 in 2006 and 82 in 2010. Alcohol-impaired driving fatalities dropped from 189 in 2006 to 154 in 2010.
The top ten county crash fatalities in 2010 break down as follows:
- Prince Georges: 89
- Baltimore County: 59
- Montgomery County: 47
- Baltimore City: 39
- Ann Arundel County: 34
- Frederick County: 24
- Harford County: 23
- Howard County: 20
- Carroll County: 18
- Charles County: 18
The NHTSA also estimated that in 2010, 184 lives were saved due to seat belt/restraint usage. An additional 22 lives could be saved if 100% of vehicle occupants used seat belts.