From 2002 to 2011, Washington averaged 22 fewer traffic fatalities and 80 fewer serious injuries each year. However, to reach Target Zero by 2030, we must average 24 fewer fatalities and 120 fewer serious injuries annually.
We have had great successes in some areas of traffic safety:
- Current projections for young drivers age 16-25 involved in fatal and serious injury crashes show the ability to reach zero before 2030.
- Unrestrained vehicle occupants have dropped dramatically and projections show zero before 2020!
- Various engineering improvements and safety enhancements have dramatically reduced the incidence of head-on crashes.
However, other areas of traffic safety need significant improvements, such as pedestrians and motorcyclists, which both show increasing trends of traffic fatalities and serious injuries.
Please visit our Research & Data page for more statistical information.