Motor Vehicle Injury

Did You Know?


Did You Know? is a feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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October 4, 2019
  • Each year in the United States, about three million people are nonfatally injured in motor vehicle crashes.
  • Crash-related injuries are costly—medical care costs and productivity losses associated with injuries and deaths from motor vehicle crashes exceeded $75 billion in 2017.
  • States can use CDC’s new data linkage guide to learn more about linking data sources—such as police reports and hospital records—to create or enhance their data programs and help prevent motor vehicle-related injuries.
February 22, 2019
  • About 7,400 older adults died and more than 290,000 were treated in emergency departments in 2016 as a result of motor vehicle crash injuries.
  • Changes in health that might come with age can reduce mobility and increase older adults’ risks for falls and motor vehicle crash injuries.
  • Health professionals can encourage older adults to use CDC’s MyMobility Plan pdf icon[PDF-4.5MB] to take action now to stay safe and independent longer.
September 14, 2018
February 16, 2018
  • More than 100 people die every day in the US from motor vehicle crashes.
  • Evidence-based interventions can significantly reduce the number of injuries, deaths, and related costs caused by motor vehicle crashes.
  • CDC’s MVPICCS 3.0 calculator can help state decision makers find the right motor vehicle interventions for their states—this new tool provides state-level recommendations on which interventions would prevent the most injuries, save the most lives, and be the most cost effective.
September 29, 2017
August 11, 2017

January 27, 2017

July 8, 2016

May 20, 2016

January 15, 2016
  • Motor vehicle crash deaths cost the nation $44 billion in medical expenses and lost work in a single year.
  • CDC’s updated fact sheets break down these costs by state and describe proven strategies to reduce crash-related injuries and deaths.
  • A free, interactive state cost calculator—MV PICCS, 2.0—can help states select from 14 effective interventions to prevent motor vehicle injuries.

Did You Know?  information and web links are current as of their publication date. They may become outdated over time.

Page last reviewed: October 4, 2019