Trailer-related Traffic Deaths

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15 Dec 2013

Trailers pose danger on highways

Trailers can pose a serious danger on the nation’s roads. From 2008 through 2011, there were more than 11,660 towing-related traffic accidents, and they killed more than 13,440 people.

15 Dec 2013

1 in 3 traffic deaths in Virginia involves alcohol

Over a five-year span between 2008 and 2012, 3,863 people lost their lives on roadways throughout Virginia. That’s more than the number of military casualties endured in Afghanistan since 2003.

15 Dec 2013

Details on trailer deaths by state

Here is a summary table of our analysis of the Fatality Analysis Reporting System data. We have posted the table as a Google Spreadsheet and as a Web page.

15 Dec 2013

How we analyzed the FARS database

The data used for this story originated from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatal Analysis Reporting System.