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Road accidents in the United States - Statistics & Facts

The United States is one of the busiest countries in terms of road traffic with nearly 280 million vehicles in operation and more than 227.5 million drivers holding a valid driving license. The level of traffic is one of the reasons leading to more traffic accidents: In 2018, there were some 12 million vehicles involved in crashes in the United States.

The United States is among the countries with the highest rate of traffic-related fatalities per one million population. The rate of traffic fatalities per 100 million annual vehicle miles traveled (VMT) has remained flat between 2015 and 2018: In 2018, there were approximately 1.13 traffic fatalities per 100 million VMT, which is a slight decrease from the 1.16 traffic fatalities per 100 million VMT reported in 1990.

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