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These data vastly underestimate the true magnitude of non-traffic fatal incidents involving children.  This chart represents the incidents has documented involving children < 14 years of age. Location specific data and 2021 data available upon request.

U.S. Child Hot Car

Not-in-Traffic Surveillance Reports:  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is now required to collect data about nontraffic incidents as per the provision helped adopt as part of the 2005 Federal Transportation bill (SAFETEA-LU). NHTSA refers to this new database as the “Nontraffic-Surveillance” system or NTS.

Below are the reports they have published.

Non-Traffic Surveillance: Fatality and Injury Statistics in Non-Traffic Crashes in 2015 – April, 2018

Not-in-Traffic Surveillance: Non-Crash Fatalities and Injuries – March, 2015

Child Fatality and Injury Statistics in Nontraffic Crashes 2008 to 2011- April, 2014

Fatality and Injury Statistics in Nontraffic Crashes 2008 to 2011 – April, 2014

Not-in-Traffic Surveillance—Non-Crash Injuries – August, 2012

Not-in-Traffic Surveillance 2007 – Children – June, 2009

Not-in-Traffic Surveillance 2007 – Highlights – January, 2009

Updated Charts!