Facts & Figures
- In 2011, 784 Missourians were killed in traffic crashes.
- Overall, since 2005, traffic deaths decreased 37.6 percent.
- Seven out of 10 Missourians killed in traffic crashes in 2011 were unbuckled.
- Only 79 percent of Missourians wear their seat belt, well below the national average of 85 percent.
- Thirty percent of Missouri traffic fatalities involve an impaired driver.
- Leading causes of crash include speeding, drinking and inattention.
- Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for people 15 to 20 years old.
- Three out of four teens (13-19) killed in 2011 traffic crashes were not wearing a seat belt.
- Only 67 percent of Missouri teens wear their seat belt.
- One in four 2011 Missouri traffic crashes involve a young driver (under the age of 21).