Progress Dashboard

FATALITIES   |   SERIOUS INJURIES

NCDOT monitors fatalities and serious injuries on the State’s roadways. The Executive Committee for Highway Safety uses the information to monitor the progress in achieving the goals of the Plan and in implementing the strategies of the emphasis areas.

This chart presents annual fatalities and serious injuries in North Carolina, starting in 2013. The dotted line in the figure represents the Plan goal for reducing those numbers.

The box in the upper right hand corner presents the total statewide fatality rate. The rate is the number of fatalities represented in relation to the miles traveled on North Carolina roadways in a year (i.e., fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled).

Fatalities by Emphasis Area

Demographic Considerations   |   Driving While Impaired   |   Intersection Safety   |   Keeping Drivers Alert   |   
Lane Departure   |   Occupant Protection/Motorcycles   |   Pedestrians and Bicyclists   |   Speed

Serious Injuries by Emphasis Area

Demographic Considerations   |   Driving While Impaired   |   Intersection Safety   |   Keeping Drivers Alert   |   
Lane Departure   |   Occupant Protection/Motorcycles   |   Pedestrians and Bicyclists   |   Speed

Click through any of the emphasis areas above to understand the number of total fatalities and serious injuries that are involved in each category.

Note: A fatality may involve more than one emphasis area (e.g., a fatal crash may involve speeding and driving while impaired and therefore would be included in the fatalities for both emphasis areas).

The numbers presented herein may differ slightly from other data summaries, as the Crash Database is amended on a continual basis and will fluctuate slightly. Nonetheless, the data analyses provide a good overall understanding of the magnitude of the problem and the progress towards the goals.