Traffic

Maryland among deadliest states for intersection crashes

NOTTINGHAM, MD—According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there has been been a 27 percent increase in intersection fatalities since 2010.

Maryland ranks among the deadliest states.

Since 2010, the data shows that there have been 8,752 of these deaths per year, which is equivalent to 24 per day.

In 2017, Maryland ranked 6th in intersection fatalities per 1,000 miles of road.

With 5.29 intersection deaths per 1,000 miles of road, Maryland’s fatality rate was more than double the U.S. average of 2.45 deaths per 1,000 miles.

Between 2010 and 2017, an average of 24 people died each day in traffic accidents at intersections across the country.

The new report uses data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), a national record of deadly accidents maintained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

For more information on the study view the graphics below, or the full report from AutoInsurance.org here.

Deadliest Intersections

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