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Connecticut
2010-2014

 
Data Source: FARS 2010 - 2013 Final and FARS 2014 ARF

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Traffic Safety Performance (Core Outcome) Measures* For Connecticut
Core Outcome Measures Year
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Traffic Fatalities Total (C-1) 278 311 296 302 224 320 221 264 286 248
Rural 50 49 47 55 36 62 38 77 130 60
Urban 228 262 249 247 188 258 183 186 156 188
Unknown 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Fatalities Per 100 Million Vehicle Miles Driven Total (C-3) 0.88 0.98 0.92 0.95 0.71 1.02 0.71 0.84 0.92 0.80
Rural 1.26 1.26 1.18 1.38 0.91 1.59 0.97 1.99 3.41 1.92
Urban 0.82 0.94 0.89 0.89 0.68 0.94 0.67 0.68 0.58 0.67
Passenger Vehicle Occupant Fatalities
(All Seat Positions)
Total 187 207 208 183 150 203 144 165 187 137
Restrained 75 93 97 77 58 79 57 73 82 50
Unrestrained (C-4) 87 72 84 77 69 85 55 56 75 48
Unknown 25 42 27 29 23 39 32 36 30 39
Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities (BAC=.08+)** (C-5) 98 113 111 95 97 119 94 100 126 97
Speeding-Related Fatalities (C-6) 96 95 99 99 103 124 74 64 76 69
Motorcyclist Fatalities Total (C-7) 43 57 43 63 45 52 37 48 57 55
Helmeted 14 20 15 20 17 16 10 15 24 20
Unhelmeted (C-8) 27 36 28 42 27 36 25 30 22 32
Unknown 2 1 0 1 1 0 2 3 11 3
Drivers Involved in Fatal Crashes Total 405 452 403 404 302 423 292 372 385 337
Aged Under 15 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Aged 15-20 45 61 54 37 32 32 25 27 37 20
Aged Under 21 (C-9) 46 61 54 37 33 32 25 27 37 21
Aged 21 and Over 357 383 345 362 268 384 262 338 344 313
Unknown Age 2 8 4 5 1 7 5 7 4 3
Pedestrian Fatalities (C-10) 34 38 32 47 26 46 26 43 37 47
Bicyclist and Other Cyclist Fatalities**** (C-11) 3 5 5 6 1 7 8 4 3 3
Observed Seat Belt Use*** (B-1) 82 84 86 88 86 88 88 87 87 85

*These Performance Measures Were Developed By The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
and the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) (See Publication: DOT HS 811 025)
**Based on the Highest BAC of a Driver or Motorcycle Rider Involved in the Crash
***Connecticut Data: State Survey
****On March 11th, 2014 GHSA and NHTSA agreed on bike fatalities as a newly required performance core measure
Fatality Rates: Connecticut , U.S. and Best State
Year Fatalities Total Vehicle Miles
Traveled (Millions)
Fatalities Per 100 Million
Vehicle Miles Traveled
Total Population Fatalities Per 100,000
Population
2010 Connecticut 320 31,294 1.02 3,579,345 8.94
US 32,999 2,967,266 1.11 309,347,057 10.67
Best State*     0.64   3.97
2011 Connecticut 221 31,197 0.71 3,590,537 6.16
US 32,479 2,950,402 1.10 311,721,632 10.42
Best State*     0.65   4.35
2012 Connecticut 264 31,269 0.84 3,594,362 7.34
US 33,782 2,969,433 1.14 314,112,078 10.75
Best State*     0.42   2.36
2013 Connecticut 286 30,941 0.92 3,599,341 7.95
US 32,894 2,988,280 1.10 316,497,531 10.39
Best State*     0.57   3.08
2014 Connecticut 248 31,190 0.80 3,596,677 6.90
US 32,675 3,025,656 1.08 318,857,056 10.25
Best State*     0.57   3.49

*State (or States) With Lowest Rates: Lowest VMT and Population Rates Could Be in Different States
Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities**:
Connecticut , U.S. and Best State
Year Total Fatalities
in all Crashes
Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities (BAC
= .08+)
Number Percent Per 100 Million
VMT
2010 Connecticut 320 119 37 0.38
US 32,999 10,136 31 0.34
Best State*     18 0.17
2011 Connecticut 221 94 43 0.30
US 32,479 9,865 30 0.33
Best State*     17 0.16
2012 Connecticut 264 100 38 0.32
US 33,782 10,336 31 0.35
Best State*     15 0.08
2013 Connecticut 286 126 44 0.41
US 32,894 10,110 31 0.34
Best State*     17 0.14
2014 Connecticut 248 97 39 0.31
US 32,675 9,967 31 0.33
Best State*     20 0.13

*State (or States) With Lowest Percents: Lowest Percents Could Be in Different States
**Based on the Highest BAC of a Driver or Motorcycle Rider Involved in the Crash
       Fatalities per 100 Million VMT
 
Plot of STATE_TOT_RATE by YEAR

       Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities
       per 100 Million VMT
Plot of STATE_ALC_RATE by YEAR

Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Reporting Rates
For Drivers/Motorcycle Rider (Operators)
Involved in Fatal Crashes:
Connecticut , U.S. and Best State
Year Surviving Drivers/Motorcycle Rider Killed Drivers/Motorcycle Rider Total Drivers/Motorcycle Rider
Total With Blood Alcohol Concentration
(BAC) Results Reported to FARS
Total With Blood Alcohol Concentration
(BAC) Results Reported to FARS
Total With Blood Alcohol Concentration
(BAC) Results Reported to FARS
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
2010 Connecticut 216 62 29 207 163 79 423 225 53
US 23,527 7,927 34 21,072 16,405 78 44,599 24,332 55
Best State*     92     100     91
2011 Connecticut 140 28 20 152 126 83 292 154 53
US 23,025 7,484 33 20,815 15,846 76 43,840 23,330 53
Best State*     88     98     93
2012 Connecticut 203 59 29 169 130 77 372 189 51
US 24,174 7,569 31 21,490 16,097 75 45,664 23,666 52
Best State*     88     95     91
2013 Connecticut 194 65 34 191 110 58 385 175 45
US 23,860 6,975 29 20,944 15,662 75 44,804 22,637 51
Best State*     81     95     86
2014 Connecticut 174 42 24 163 96 59 337 138 41
US 23,818 6,368 27 20,765 14,800 71 44,583 21,168 47
Best State*     78     96     84

*State (or States) With Highest Percents: Highest Percents Could Be in Different States
Daytime Front Seat (Outboard Only) Passenger Vehicle Occupants, Aged 5 and Over, by Restraint Use:
Fatalities and Observed
Connecticut , U.S. and Best State
Year Fatalities - Restrained** Observed - Restrained***
Percent Percent
2010 Connecticut 62 88
US 59 85
Best State* 100 98
2011 Connecticut 54 88
US 59 84
Best State* 80 98
2012 Connecticut 65 87
US 58 86
Best State* 79 97
2013 Connecticut 72 87
US 61 87
Best State* 100 98
2014 Connecticut 71 85
US 61 87
Best State* 80 98

*State With Highest Percent. Fatal Crash and Observed Percents Can Be Different States
**Percent Based Only Where Restraint Use Was Known
***USA Data: National Occupant Protection Use Survey. Connecticut Data: State Survey
Note: The Purpose of this Table is to Compare (as closely as possible) the Use of Restraint Systems
by Fatally Injured Occupants with Occupants in all Driving Situations
       Daytime Front Seat (Outboard Only)
       Passenger Vehicle Occupant Fatalities
       Aged 5 and Over, by Percent Restraint Use*
Plot of STATE_BELT_RATE by YEAR

       Daytime Front Seat (Outboard Only)
       Passenger Vehicle Occupants Observed
       Aged 5 and Over, by Percent Restraint Use**
Plot of STATE_NOPUS_RATE by YEAR

*Percent Based Only Where Restraint Use Was Known
**USA Data: National Occupant Protection Use Survey. Connecticut Data: State Survey
Connecticut Passenger Vehicle Occupant Fatalities Age 5 and Above
by Restraint Use and Lives Saved Estimates
Year Fatalities Age 5 and Above Lives Saved Estimates
Total Restrained Unrestrained Unknown Restraint
Use
Percent Known Restrained* Lives Saved at Current
Belt Use
Potential Additional
Lives Savable at
100% Usage
2010 202 78 85 39 48 111 28
2011 144 57 55 32 51 82 22
2012 165 73 56 36 57 98 24
2013 183 79 75 29 51 108 25
2014 135 48 48 39 50 72 21

*Percent Based Only Where Restraint Use Was Known
Note: Lives Saved Estimates (Sum of columns may not equal other published numbers due to rounding)
Note: 2009-2012 estimates differ from previously published estimates due to a computational correction. Previous estimates did not properly account for 2010 through 2013 model year passenger vehicles
Connecticut Passenger Vehicle Occupant Fatalities Age 4 and Under
by Restraint Use and Lives Saved Estimates
Year Fatalities Age 4 and Under Lives Saved Estimates
Total Restrained Unrestrained Unknown Restraint
Use
Percent Known Restrained* Lives Saved at Current
Seat Belt and Child
Safety Seat Usage
2010 1 1 0 0 100 1
2011 0 0 0 0   0
2012 0 0 0 0   0
2013 3 3 0 0 100 5
2014 2 2 0 0 100 2

*Percent Based Only Where Restraint Use Was Known
Note: Lives Saved Estimates (Sum of columns may not equal other published numbers due to rounding)
Note: 2009-2012 estimates differ from previously published estimates due to a computational correction. Previous estimates did not properly account for 2010 through 2013 model year passenger vehicles
Connecticut Motorcyclist Fatalities
by Helmet Use and Lives Saved Estimates
Year Fatalities Lives Saved Estimates
Total Helmeted Unhelmeted Unknown Helmet Use Percent Known Helmeted* Lives Saved at Current
Helmet Use
Additional Lives
Savable at 100% Helmet
Usage
2010 52 16 36 0 31 10 13
2011 37 10 25 2 29 6 10
2012 48 15 30 3 33 9 12
2013 57 24 22 11 52 18 10
2014 55 20 32 3 38 13 13

*Percent Based Only Where Helmet Use Was Known
Note: Lives Saved Estimates (Sum of columns may not equal other published numbers due to rounding)
Connecticut Fatalities by Person Type
Person Type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Number Percent* Number Percent* Number Percent* Number Percent* Number Percent*
Occupants Passenger Car 151 47 103 47 121 46 131 46 110 44
Light Truck - Pickup 13 4 12 5 15 6 13 5 7 3
Light Truck - Utility 33 10 21 10 24 9 37 13 18 7
Light Truck - Van 6 2 8 4 5 2 4 1 2 1
Large Truck 3 1 4 2 2 1 2 1 4 2
Bus 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other/Unknown Occupants 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
Total Occupants 212 66 150 68 167 63 189 66 143 58
Light Truck - Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
Motorcyclists Total Motorcyclists 52 16 37 17 48 18 57 20 55 22
Nonoccupants Pedestrian 46 14 26 12 43 16 37 13 47 19
Bicyclist and Other Cyclist 7 2 8 4 4 2 3 1 3 1
Other/Unknown Nonoccupants 3 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
  Total Nonoccupants 56 18 34 15 49 19 40 14 50 20
Total Total 320 100 221 100 264 100 286 100 248 100

*Sum of Percents May Not = 100 Due to Individual Cell Rounding
Connecticut Fatalities by Crash Type
Crash Type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Total Fatalities (All Crashes)* 320 221 264 286 248
- (1) Single Vehicle 211 145 157 176 158
- (2) Involving a Large Truck 23 14 16 20 20
- (3) Involving Speeding 124 74 64 76 69
- (4) Involving a Rollover 51 45 42 41 35
- (5) Involving a Roadway Departure 190 135 133 165 146
- (6) Involving an Intersection (or Intersection Related) 65 45 60 78 50

(1) Crash Involved Only One Coded Vehicle
(2) Crash Involved at Least One Large Truck
(3) Crash Involved at Least One Vehicle Speeding
(4) Crash Involved at Least One Vehicle That Rolled Over
(5) Crash Involved at Least One Vehicle That Departed the Roadway (FHWA Definition)
(6) Crash Occured Within an Intersection or Within the Approach to an Intersection
*A Fatality Can Be in More Than One Category. Therefore Sum of the Individual Cells Will Not Equal the Total Due to Double Counting
Connecticut Motorcyclist Fatalities by Age
Year Age Total
<20 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 >59
2010 1 16 13 13 9 0 52
2011 2 14 6 6 6 3 37
2012 1 18 7 7 6 9 48
2013 0 17 8 10 14 8 57
2014 2 14 11 11 13 4 55

Connecticut Motorcyclist Fatalities Per 100,000 Registered Motorcycles
Year Motorcyclist Fatalities Total Motorcycle
Registrations*
Motorcyclist
Fatalities
Per 100,000
Motorcycle
Registrations
2010 52 65,567 79.31
2011 37 97,963 37.77
2012 48 83,332 57.60
2013 57 91,054 62.60
2014 55 89,332 61.57

*Data Source: FHWA
Connecticut Fatalities by Person Type and Race/Hispanic Origin
Person Type by Race/Hispanic Origin 2010 2011 2012 2013
Occupants (All Vehicle Types) Hispanic 31 19 30 25
White Non-Hispanic 201 134 155 164
Black, Non-Hispanic 12 16 24 27
Asian, Non-Hispanic/Unknown 5 0 4 4
Multiple Races, Non-Hispanic/Unknown 0 0 1 0
All Other Non-Hispanic or Race 3 1 1 0
Unknown Race and Unknown Hispanic 12 17 0 26
Total 264 187 215 246
Non-Occupants
(Pedestrians, Pedalcyclists and
Other/Unknown NonOccupants)
Hispanic 12 5 6 5
White Non-Hispanic 31 17 32 24
Black, Non-Hispanic 6 8 5 4
Asian, Non-Hispanic/Unknown 2 1 4 2
Multiple Races, Non-Hispanic/Unknown 0 0 1 0
Unknown Race and Unknown Hispanic 5 3 1 5
Total 56 34 49 40
Total Hispanic 43 24 36 30
White Non-Hispanic 232 151 187 188
Black, Non-Hispanic 18 24 29 31
Asian, Non-Hispanic/Unknown 7 1 8 6
Multiple Races, Non-Hispanic/Unknown 0 0 2 0
All Other Non-Hispanic or Race 3 1 1 0
Unknown Race and Unknown Hispanic 17 20 1 31
Total 320 221 264 286

2014 Race/Hispanic Origin Data is Not Yet Complete
5 Year Trend For The Top 10 Counties of 2014 - Fatalities
Connecticut Counties by 2014 Ranking Fatalities Percent of Total
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
1 Hartford County 69 54 72 79 55 22 24 27 28 22
2 New Haven County 77 41 60 63 52 24 19 23 22 21
3 Fairfield County 57 51 53 50 47 18 23 20 17 19
4 New London County 33 20 24 29 32 10 9 9 10 13
5 Tolland County 21 11 17 17 18 7 5 6 6 7
6 Litchfield County 25 14 19 19 16 8 6 7 7 6
7 Windham County 19 18 4 12 15 6 8 2 4 6
8 Middlesex County 19 12 15 17 13 6 5 6 6 5
Sub Total 1.* Top Ten Counties 320 221 264 286 248 100 100 100 100 100
Total All Counties 320 221 264 286 248 100 100 100 100 100

*This Sub Total is the Total for the Top Ten Counties
**This Sub Total is the Total for all Counties Outside the Top Ten
5 Year Trend For The Top 10 Counties of 2014 - Fatalities Year to Year Percent Change
Connecticut Counties by 2014 Ranking Fatalities Percent Change From Previous Year
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2011 2012 2013 2014
1 Hartford County 69 54 72 79 55 -22 33 10 -30
2 New Haven County 77 41 60 63 52 -47 46 5 -17
3 Fairfield County 57 51 53 50 47 -11 4 -6 -6
4 New London County 33 20 24 29 32 -39 20 21 10
5 Tolland County 21 11 17 17 18 -48 55 0 6
6 Litchfield County 25 14 19 19 16 -44 36 0 -16
7 Windham County 19 18 4 12 15 -5 -78 200 25
8 Middlesex County 19 12 15 17 13 -37 25 13 -24
Sub Total 1.* Top Ten Counties 320 221 264 286 248 -31 19 8 -13
Total All Counties 320 221 264 286 248 -31 19 8 -13

*This Sub Total is the Total for the Top Ten Counties
**This Sub Total is the Total for all Counties Outside the Top Ten
5 Year Trend For The Top 10 Counties of 2014 - Fatality Rates
Median Rate for all U.S. Counties: 16.22
Connecticut Counties by 2014 Ranking Fatalities Per 100,000 Population
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
1 Windham County 16.02 15.20 3.39 10.20 12.82
2 Tolland County 13.71 7.19 11.19 11.21 11.89
3 New London County 12.04 7.30 8.74 10.58 11.69
4 Litchfield County 13.18 7.41 10.14 10.18 8.65
5 Middlesex County 11.47 7.22 9.06 10.28 7.88
6 Hartford County 7.71 6.02 8.02 8.79 6.12
7 New Haven County 8.92 4.75 6.94 7.30 6.04
8 Fairfield County 6.20 5.49 5.67 5.31 4.97
Sub Rate 1.* Top Ten Counties 8.94 6.16 7.34 7.95 6.90
Total Rate All Counties 8.94 6.16 7.34 7.95 6.90

*This Sub Rate is the Rate for the Top Ten Counties
**This Sub Rate is the Rate for all Counties Outside the Top Ten
Fatalities (All Crashes) by County for 2014
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Fatalities in Crashes Involving an Alcohol-Impaired Driver (BAC = .08+) by County for 2014
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Windham County: 6 Fatalities Tolland County: 8 Fatalities New London County: 15 Fatalities New Haven County: 18 Fatalities Middlesex County: 3 Fatalities Litchfield County: 6 Fatalities Hartford County: 24 Fatalities Fairfield County: 18 Fatalities
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County Listing of Fatalities/Rates

Windham County: 5.13 Fatalities Per 100,000 County Population Tolland County: 5.29 Fatalities Per 100,000 County Population New London County: 5.48 Fatalities Per 100,000 County Population New Haven County: 2.09 Fatalities Per 100,000 County Population Middlesex County: 1.82 Fatalities Per 100,000 County Population Litchfield County: 3.24 Fatalities Per 100,000 County Population Hartford County: 2.67 Fatalities Per 100,000 County Population Fairfield County: 1.9 Fatalities Per 100,000 County Population
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Single Vehicle Crash Fatalities by County for 2014
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Fatalities in Crashes Involving a Large Truck by County for 2014
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Fatalities in Crashes Involving Speeding by County for 2014
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Fatalities in Crashes Involving a Roadway Departure by County for 2014
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Fatalities in Crashes Involving an Intersection (or Intersection Related) by County for 2014
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Passenger Car Occupant Fatalities by County for 2014
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Windham County: 5 Fatalities Tolland County: 7 Fatalities New London County: 15 Fatalities New Haven County: 21 Fatalities Middlesex County: 6 Fatalities Litchfield County: 6 Fatalities Hartford County: 31 Fatalities Fairfield County: 19 Fatalities
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County Listing of Fatalities/Rates

Windham County: 4.27 Fatalities Per 100,000 County Population Tolland County: 4.62 Fatalities Per 100,000 County Population New London County: 5.48 Fatalities Per 100,000 County Population New Haven County: 2.44 Fatalities Per 100,000 County Population Middlesex County: 3.64 Fatalities Per 100,000 County Population Litchfield County: 3.24 Fatalities Per 100,000 County Population Hartford County: 3.45 Fatalities Per 100,000 County Population Fairfield County: 2.01 Fatalities Per 100,000 County Population
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Light Truck and Van Occupant Fatalities by County for 2014
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Windham County: 1 Fatalities Tolland County: 3 Fatalities New London County: 5 Fatalities New Haven County: 8 Fatalities Middlesex County: 0 Fatalities Litchfield County: 2 Fatalities Hartford County: 4 Fatalities Fairfield County: 4 Fatalities
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County Listing of Fatalities/Rates

Windham County: 0.85 Fatalities Per 100,000 County Population Tolland County: 1.98 Fatalities Per 100,000 County Population New London County: 1.83 Fatalities Per 100,000 County Population New Haven County: 0.93 Fatalities Per 100,000 County Population Middlesex County: 0 Fatalities Per 100,000 County Population Litchfield County: 1.08 Fatalities Per 100,000 County Population Hartford County: 0.45 Fatalities Per 100,000 County Population Fairfield County: 0.42 Fatalities Per 100,000 County Population
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Motorcyclist Fatalities by County for 2014
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Pedestrian Fatalities by County for 2014
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Pedalcyclist Fatalities by County for 2014
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