NHTSA’s Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities in 2020

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) statistical projection of traffic fatalities (including motor vehicle occupants, motorcyclists, and people walking and biking) in 2020 shows that an estimated 38,680 people died in traffic crashes, an estimated 7.2% increase over 2019.

NHTSA’s Traffic Safety Facts Crash Stats for 2020 can be viewed in full here.

Table: Fatalities and Fatality Rate by Quarter, Full Year, and the Percentage Change From the Corresponding Quarter or Full Year in the Previous Year