CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report – Where does the U.S. stand in crash death rates compared with other high-income countries?
Embargoed Until : Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 1:00 PM ET
Contact: CDC Media Relations
About 90 people die each day from motor vehicle crashes in the United States, resulting in the highest death rate among 19 other high-income countries. The U.S. has made progress in road safety, reducing crash deaths by 31 percent from 2000 to 2013. However, other high-income countries reduced crash deaths even further—by an average of 56 percent during the same period of time, according to the latest CDC Vital Signs report.
Debra Houry, MD, MPH, Director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC)
Erin K. Sauber-Schatz, PhD, MPH CDR US Public Health Service, Transportation Safety Team Lead
Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at 12:00 p.m. ET
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