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What are the monetary costs of car crashes?

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The estimated cost of injuries and fatalities from car crashes was $300 billion in 2009.1 Every year, more than 5.5 million car crashes are reported to police in the United States, with more than 30,000 fatalities and 2 million injuries.


  1. American Automobile Association (AAA). (2011). AAA study finds costs associated with traffic crashes are more than three times greater than congestion costs. Retrieved May 4, 2012, from http://newsroom.aaa.com/2011/11/aaa-study-finds-costs-associated-with-traffic-crashes-are-more-than-three-times-greater-than-congestion-costs/ External Web Site Policy [top]

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Last Updated Date: 11/30/2012
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