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2021 Focus Area: Speeding

The focus area for this year’s Operation Safe Driver Week is speeding.

  • Speeding was a factor in 26% of all traffic fatalities in 2018, killing 9,378 people or an average of more than 25 people per day.
  • Data shows that even a 10 mph (16 km/h) increase in speed ups the risk of a crash by 9.1%.
  • Speeding continues to be the number one cited driver-related factor in highway fatal crashes.