Driver Death Rates 2017
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently came out with data that compares the relative safety of vehicles by looking at driver death rates. These rates are expressed as the number of driver deaths per million registered vehicle years. For accuracy, results include the previous three model years of the vehicle was not significantly redesigned. These statistics include only driver deaths, not passenger deaths, as not every crash has the same amount of people in the car. The death rates are also adjusted for driver age and gender.
The most recent data we have is for 2014 and equivalent models during 2012-15. This is because it takes a large amount of time to gather and calculate the real data needed to show statistically signification results for new models.
For 2014 and equal models during 2012-15 the overall driver death rate was 30 deaths per million registered vehicle years. Eleven various models had driver death rates of zero. The highest death rate was 104 for the Hyandai Accent. Some of the vehicles with driver death rates of Zero include the Volkswagen Tiguan 2 WD, Jeep Cherokee 4 WD and the Mazda CX-9 2 WD.
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If you are looking into buying a new or used car, this data gives you great comparable insight on what kind of vehicle might be safest for you and your family.