Motor vehicle injuries were the number one cause of death for young people ages 1-47 in North Carolina and the leading cause of death from injury in all age groups in 2007. Even when looking at all causes of death, including heart disease and cancer, motor vehicle injuries are in the top 10 causes of death for all ages.
See also: BRFSS Injury Data
See also: Youth Risk Behavior Survey Injury Data
See also: CHAMP Injury Data
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) offers a wide range of data reports on motor vehicle related injuries in North Carolina and the nation. NHTSA is also a good source for motor vehicle crash prevention information.
For older fact sheets, please contact a member of the Injury and Violence Prevention Branch.