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Motor Vehicle Crash Deaths

About 90 people die each day in the US from crashes— resulting in the highest death rate among comparison countries.*

US crash deaths fell 31% compared to an average 56% in 19 other high—income countries* from 2000-2013.

Over 18,000 lives could be saved each year if US crash deaths equaled the average rate of 19 other high—income countries.*

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About Vital Signs

The CDC Vital Signs monthly report was launched in 2010. It includes a MMWR Early Release, a graphic fact sheet and website, a media release, and social media tools. Most of the materials are available in English and Spanish.

Vital Signs is released the first Tuesday of every month. Issues include colorectal and breast cancer screening, obesity, alcohol and tobacco use,  HIV testing, motor vehicle safety, cardiovascular disease, teen pregnancy and healthcare-associated infections, foodborne disease and more.

Please sign up to get Vital Signs each month at Vital Signs. Feel free to share CDC Vital Signs information broadly with your partners. Take advantage of CDC’s social media tools, such as the CDC Vital Signs buttons and email updates. You can have CDC Vital Signs reports sent directly to your own website to display through our content syndication service.

  • Page last reviewed: May 3, 2016
  • Page last updated: May 3, 2016
  • Content source:
    • Content source: Office of the Associate Director for Communications (OADC)
    • Page maintained by: Office of the Associate Director for Communications (OADC)
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