DOT: Motor Vehicle Traffic Crashes as a Leading Cause of Death in the United States, 2012–2014

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The following NCSA Research Note was recently published:

Motor Vehicle Traffic Crashes as a Leading Cause of Death in the United States, 2012–2014, (DOT HS 812 297):

“In 2014, for the sixth consecutive year, motor vehicle traffic crashes were not among the top 10 causes of death in the United States. Motor vehicle crashes were the 13th leading cause of death from 2012 to 2014.   When ranked by age, motor vehicle traffic crashes were the number one cause of death among people 16 to 24 years old for each year 2012 to 2014. Motor vehicle crashes were also the number one leading cause of death for 11-year-old children in 2014, as well as for 4-year-old children in 2013.”

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