Washington State Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics

Posted on Aug 16, 2010
  • More than 600 people die in collisions each year.
  • Collisions of all types have gone up 45% from 1980 to 2002.
  • Costs the State and estimated $5.6 billion annually for motor vehicle collisions.
  • The number of accidents primarily occur on state highways.
  • Most serious accidents occur on county roads.
  • The youth drivers demographic (16-20) have the highest rate of fatal collision.
  • Top three fatal accident contributors: Lane errors (43%), Alcohol (30%), Speeding (24%)
  • Only 1.4% of accidents involve motorcycles.
  • 12% of fatal accidents involve motorcycles.
  • 11% of fatal accidents involve pedestrians.

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