CDC’s State Motor Vehicle Resources: Cost Fact Sheets and Motor Vehicle Prioritizing Interventions and Cost Calculator for States
In the United States, motor vehicle crashes are one of the top 10 causes of death for people aged 1–54, and more than 30,000 people are killed in crashes each year. In 2013, crash deaths resulted in $44 billion in medical and work loss costs. New state fact sheets highlight current cost data for all 50 states and the District of Columbia and evidence-based strategies to reduce the number of injuries and deaths and their related costs. Also newly released is CDC’s updated, online, interactive calculator: Motor Vehicle Prioritizing Interventions and Cost Calculator for States, 2.0. This tool calculates the expected number and monetized value of injuries prevented and lives saved at the state level for a suite of 14 interventions, as well as implementation costs and available resources.