The number of individuals injured in road accidents also reduced in 2013 from 2.4 million to 2.3 million. Individuals who died because of alcohol influenced accidents also reduced to 10,076 in 2013.
The continuous reduction in the rate of car accidents began in 2006, apart from 2012 when the rate increased. This information was provided by the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). According to the National Automotive Sampling System (NASS) that the number of individuals injured reduced in 2013. However, the reduction rate is not considered significant statistically. The level of fatality for 100 million vehicle mile traveled (VMT) reduced by 3.5%, from the 2012 value of 1.14 to the 2013 value of 1.10. This is the lowest fatality level ever recorded. also the overall injury level reduced by 2.5%, as illustrated by the 2013 figures.
The general fatalities reduced by 3.1%. The reduction was minimized in all categories, apart from the pedal cyclists. 21,132 deaths were experienced in 2013 among the passenger vehicle occupants. this number is the lowest ever recorded by NHTSA. A key reduction involved the motorcycle fatalities that reduced by 6.4%. Pedestrian fatalities also reduced in 2013 by 1.7%. Hence, increased focus should be put on pedestrian safety.