The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that motor vehicle crashes are the top cause of death in the U.S. for four-year-olds and 11- through 27-year-olds. In 2011,an average of 89 people died each day in crashes. This is one death every 16 minutes. In DeKalb County, from 2008 through 2012, motor vehicle crashes were responsible for 29,375 emergency room visits, 2,099 hospitalizations and 311 deaths, according to the Status of Health
in DeKalb Report.