Motor Vehicle Injury Data
- Purpose: To monitor the trends in incidence rate of motor vehicle injuries and fatalities.
- Key Information: Demographics for people who went to an emergency department or died form a motor vehicle crash.
- Collection Period: From 1999 to present, annually.
Rhode Island Numbers
Overall Compared to United States, 2005-2009
- The Rhode Island motor vehicle fatality rate is lower the national rate.
- The Rhode Island injury rate is more variable than the national rate.
By Age Group
Fatalities, 2005 - 2009 Average
Non-Fatal Injuries, 2009
- The Rhode Island motor vehicle fatality rate is lower than the national rate across all age groups.
- The Rhode Island injury rate slightly higher than the national rate across all age groups.
- Young adults (ages 15-24) have the highest rate of motor vehicle fatalities and injuries.
Percent Fatalities in Crashes by Seatbelt Usage
Seatbelt Usage Trends
Primary Law States Compared to Others
- Rhode Island seatbelt usage is consistently less than the national average
- States with a primary seatbelt law, where law officers may pull over and ticket motorists solely because they are not wearing a seat belt, have higher seatbelt usage rates than those without a one.
- You are more likely to die in a motor vehicle crash if you are not wearing your seatbelt.