Highway Fatalities

Highway Fatalities

Quarterly data

Number of deaths

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quarter Highway Fatalities
1998 Q1 8,902
1998 Q2 10,152
1998 Q3 11,500
1998 Q4 10,947
1999 Q1 8,722
1999 Q2 10,317
1999 Q3 11,547
1999 Q4 11,131
2000 Q1 9,200
2000 Q2 10,576
2000 Q3 11,604
2000 Q4 10,565
2001 Q1 8,876
2001 Q2 10,539
2001 Q3 11,404
2001 Q4 11,377
2002 Q1 9,723
2002 Q2 10,748
2002 Q3 11,727
2002 Q4 10,807
2003 Q1 8,995
2003 Q2 10,728
2003 Q3 11,814
2003 Q4 11,347
2004 Q1 9,383
2004 Q2 10,975
2004 Q3 11,491
2004 Q4 10,987
2005 Q1 9,239
2005 Q2 11,005
2005 Q3 11,897
2005 Q4 11,369
2006 Q1 9,558
2006 Q2 10,942
2006 Q3 11,395
2006 Q4 10,813
2007 Q1 9,354
2007 Q2 10,611
2007 Q3 11,056
2007 Q4 10,238
2008 Q1 8,459
2008 Q2 9,435
2008 Q3 9,947
2008 Q4 9,582
2009 Q1 7,552
2009 Q2 8,975
2009 Q3 9,104
2009 Q4 8,252
2010 Q1 6,729
2010 Q2 8,506
2010 Q3 9,202
2010 Q4 8,448
2011 Q1 6,720
2011 Q2 8,230
2011 Q3 8,970
2011 Q4 8,390

NOTES: Total highway fatalities includes vehicles at rail crossings and transit vehicles operating over the road.

Data for the most recent year that does not have an annual FARS dataset (2011) are estimated by NHTSA and not final.

SOURCES: 1998-2010 — U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Fatality Analysis Reporting System, available at http://www.nhtsa.gov/FARS, as of April 2012. 2011 — U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, "Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities in 2011," May 2012.