Data Source: KidsAndCars.org Database - These data vastly underestimate the true magnitude of non-traffic fatal incidents involving children. This chart represents the incidents KidsAndCars.org has documented involving children < 15 years of age.
Location specific data available upon request.
2014 Nontraffic Fatalities (as of 12/31/14):
Vehicle set in motion: 5
Underage Driver: 16
Power Window Strangulation: 2
Fall from Vehicle: 1
Not-in-Traffic Surveillance Reports:
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is not required to collect data about nontraffic incidents as per the provision we helped adopt as part of the 2005 Federal Transportation bill (SAFETEA-LU). NHTSA refers to this new database as the “Not-in-Traffic-Surveillance” system or NiTS. Below are the reports they have published.
Not-in-Traffic Surveillance 2007 – Children - June, 2009
Not-in-Traffic Surveillance 2007 – Highlights – January, 2009
Updated Charts Coming Soon!