MOTD: 092316 — US Auto Accident Fatalities 2015


The US Department of Transportation’s National HighwayTraffic Safety Administration maintains a nationwide census of fatal injuries suffered in motor vehicle traffic crashes. The Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) can be accessed here.

Using the FARS data and FactLook’s geocoding feature, we plotted every auto accident by the number of fatalities. The first data viz we created is for accidents which resulted in a single fatality (more than 30,000 total).


We then created a visualization displaying accidents resulting in 2 fatalities (1,905).



Lastly, we produced a visualization for accidents resulting in 3 or more fatalities.



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