Facts & Figures

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  • 2013 Year End Total = 756
  • 2012 Year End Total = 826 
  • 2011 Year End Total = 786
  • 2010 Year End Total = 821 
  • 2009 Year End Total = 878
  • 2008 Year End Total = 960
  • 2007 Year End Total = 992
  • 2006 Year End Total = 1,096 
  • 2005 Year End Total = 1,257

 Big Picture

  • In 2012, 826 people were killed in Missouri 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.
  • Nearly thirty percent of Missouri traffic fatalities in 2012 involved a substance-impaired driver.
  • Leading causes of crash include speeding, substance-impairment and inattention.

Young Drivers

  • 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).
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