1.1 - Fatalities on State Routes and Interstates
Are we decreasing fatalities on state routes and interstates?
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of unintentional death among Washington residents ages one to 44. Nonfatal injury hospitalizations are five times more common than fatalities and may result in lifetime disability (WA DOH). In 2005, the economic cost of motor vehicle crashes in Washington State totaled $5.6 billion (WSDOT).