The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today announced that an estimated 42,795 people died in traffic crashes in the United States in 2022 – down 0.3% from the year before. That’s an average of 117 people dying on our roads every single day last year. Traffic deaths have surged 30% over the past decade, with nearly 10,000 more fatalities when compared to 32,893 in 2013.
Small Decrease in 2022 Traffic Deaths Sustains Pandemic-Fueled Surge in Roadway Fatalities as NHTSA Still Lacks a Confirmed Administrator
GHSA News Release
April 20, 2023