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Winnable Battles: Motor Vehicle Safety

Close Up Image of Hand Fastening a Seat Belt in an AutomobileOverarching Goal

Keep people safe on the road – everyday

Key Actions


IndicatorBaseline2015 Target
Rate of motor-vehicle related fatalities13.8 deaths per 100,000 population (2007)9.5 deaths per 100,000 population (31% reduction)


 Trends in motor vehicle-related fatalities, 2000-2010

Relevant Healthy People Objectives

IVP 13.1Reduce motor vehicle crash-related deaths
2020 Target: 12.4 deaths per 100,000 population
Baseline: 13.8 deaths per 100,000 population (2007)
IVP 14Reduce nonfatal motor vehicle crash-related injuries
2020 Target: 694.4 nonfatal injuries per 100,000 population
Baseline: 771.5 nonfatal injuries per 100,000 population (2008)