Native American Traffic Safety Facts
FARS 2014-2018
Identifying Fatal Crashes involving Native Americans/Alaskan Natives: Methodology Overview

Categories Year
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total 2014-2018
1. Total Traffic Fatalities a. All Native American Fatalities 606 601 636 666 557 3,066
b. Native American Fatalities on Reservations 207 213 219 230 174 1,043
c. All fatalities on reservation 359 369 383 394 377 1,882
2. Traffic Fatalities (Driver Only) a. All Native American Fatalities 307 294 312 322 279 1,514
b. Native American Fatalities on Reservations 99 100 90 101 83 473
c. All fatalities on reservation 203 202 185 200 204 994
3. Traffic Fatalities (Driver Only) Aged 20 and Under a. All Native American Fatalities 35 30 24 24 29 142
b. Native American Fatalities on Reservations 9 7 8 11 8 43
c. All fatalities on reservation 18 15 15 18 16 82
4. Passenger Vehicle Occupant Fatalities (all seat Positions) a. All Native American Fatalities 399 384 421 416 342 1,962
b. Native American Fatalities on Reservations 125 134 155 138 114 666
c. All fatalities on reservation 227 239 267 254 251 1,238
5. Alcohol Impaired Driving Fatalities BAC .01 to .07 a. All Native American Fatalities 28 31 39 40 31 169
b. Native American Fatalities on Reservations 11 14 10 14 9 58
c. All fatalities on reservation 28 26 19 21 21 115
6. Alcohol Impaired Driving Fatalities BAC .08+ a. All Native American Fatalities 237 244 275 263 219 1,238
b. Native American Fatalities on Reservations 90 116 125 100 90 521
c. All fatalities on reservation 133 165 175 154 164 791
7. Speed Related Fatalities a. All Native American Fatalities 185 175 191 190 160 901
b. Native American Fatalities on Reservations 61 74 66 56 68 325
c. All fatalities on reservation 108 125 117 119 120 589
8. Fatalities by Age (Driver Only) < 15 a. All Native American Fatalities 1 0 2 0 0 3
b. Native American Fatalities on Reservations 0 0 1 0 0 1
c. All fatalities on reservation 1 0 1 0 0 2
9. Fatalities by Age (Driver Only) 15-20 a. All Native American Fatalities 34 30 22 24 29 139
b. Native American Fatalities on Reservations 9 7 7 11 8 42
c. All fatalities on reservation 17 15 14 18 16 80
10. Fatalities by Age (Driver Only) 21+ a. All Native American Fatalities 272 264 288 297 250 1,371
b. Native American Fatalities on Reservations 90 93 82 89 75 429
c. All fatalities on reservation 185 187 170 181 188 911
11. All Passenger Vehicles Occupant Restraint Use - Restrained a. All Native American Fatalities 127 102 115 120 98 562
b. Native American Fatalities on Reservations 21 21 28 24 15 109
c. All fatalities on reservation 73 61 85 87 64 370
12. All Passenger Vehicles Occupant Restraint Use - Unrestrained a. All Native American Fatalities 239 236 262 261 199 1,197
b. Native American Fatalities on Reservations 91 94 111 99 70 465
c. All fatalities on reservation 137 148 156 144 142 727
13. All Passenger Vehicles Occupant Restraint Use - Unknown a. All Native American Fatalities 33 46 44 35 45 203
b. Native American Fatalities on Reservations 13 19 16 15 29 92
c. All fatalities on reservation 17 30 26 23 45 141
14. Passenger Car Occupant Restraint Use - Restrained a. All Native American Fatalities 79 52 67 67 54 319
b. Native American Fatalities on Reservations 16 9 19 12 6 62
c. All fatalities on reservation 46 36 57 39 35 213
15. Passenger Car Occupant Restraint Use - Unrestrained a. All Native American Fatalities 104 103 101 113 104 525
b. Native American Fatalities on Reservations 42 37 42 41 31 193
c. All fatalities on reservation 60 57 60 59 51 287
16. Passenger Car Occupant Restraint Use - Unknown a. All Native American Fatalities 14 24 19 11 19 87
b. Native American Fatalities on Reservations 5 7 6 6 11 35
c. All fatalities on reservation 7 12 10 10 20 59
17. Light Truck Occupant Restraint Use - Restrained a. All Native American Fatalities 48 50 48 53 44 243
b. Native American Fatalities on Reservations 5 12 9 12 9 47
c. All fatalities on reservation 27 25 28 48 29 157
18. Light Truck Occupant Restraint Use - Unrestrained a. All Native American Fatalities 135 133 161 148 95 672
b. Native American Fatalities on Reservations 49 57 69 58 39 272
c. All fatalities on reservation 77 91 96 85 91 440
19. Light Truck Occupant Restraint Use - Unknown a. All Native American Fatalities 19 22 25 24 26 116
b. Native American Fatalities on Reservations 8 12 10 9 18 57
c. All fatalities on reservation 10 18 16 13 25 82
20. Passenger Vehicle Occupant Age 4 and Under - Total a. All Native American Fatalities 7 12 4 8 8 39
b. Native American Fatalities on Reservations 1 3 0 2 5 11
c. All fatalities on reservation 1 4 1 8 6 20
21. Passenger Vehicle Occupant Age 4 and Under - Restrained a. All Native American Fatalities 4 6 3 4 4 21
b. Native American Fatalities on Reservations 0 0 0 1 2 3
c. All fatalities on reservation 0 1 1 5 3 10
22. Total Fatalities by Vehicle Type: Passenger Car a. All Native American Fatalities 197 179 187 191 177 931
b. Native American Fatalities on Reservations 63 53 67 59 48 290
c. All fatalities on reservation 113 105 127 108 106 559
23. Total Fatalities by Vehicle Type: Light Truck - Pickup a. All Native American Fatalities 91 111 106 102 70 480
b. Native American Fatalities on Reservations 28 41 45 39 28 181
c. All fatalities on reservation 49 76 67 75 59 326
24. Total Fatalities by Vehicle Type: Light Truck Van a. All Native American Fatalities 27 19 22 19 23 110
b. Native American Fatalities on Reservations 8 7 8 9 7 39
c. All fatalities on reservation 17 10 15 17 17 76
25. Total Fatalities by Vehicle Type: Large Truck a. All Native American Fatalities 8 6 5 10 10 39
b. Native American Fatalities on Reservations 1 1 0 1 1 4
c. All fatalities on reservation 5 5 6 7 7 30
26. Total Fatalities by Vehicle Type: Bus a. All Native American Fatalities 0 0 1 0 2 3
b. Native American Fatalities on Reservations 0 0 0 0 0 0
c. All fatalities on reservation 0 0 0 0 0 0
27. Total Fatalities by Vehicle Type: Other/Unknown a. All Native American Fatalities 41 39 36 55 32 203
b. Native American Fatalities on Reservations 37 32 28 45 22 164
c. All fatalities on reservation 47 40 34 49 39 209
28. Motorcycle Fatalities: Total a. All Native American Fatalities 32 31 41 36 33 173
b. Native American Fatalities on Reservations 6 4 3 1 3 17
c. All fatalities on reservation 25 22 20 19 21 107
29. Motorcycle Fatalities: Helmeted a. All Native American Fatalities 13 19 15 19 17 83
b. Native American Fatalities on Reservations 1 0 0 0 1 2
c. All fatalities on reservation 12 14 7 7 12 52
30. Motorcycle Fatalities: Unhelmeted a. All Native American Fatalities 19 10 25 15 13 82
b. Native American Fatalities on Reservations 5 2 2 0 1 10
c. All fatalities on reservation 13 6 11 11 4 45
31. Motorcycle Fatalities: Unknown a. All Native American Fatalities 0 2 1 2 3 8
b. Native American Fatalities on Reservations 0 2 1 1 1 5
c. All fatalities on reservation 0 2 2 1 5 10
32. Non-Occupants: Total a. All Native American Fatalities 126 141 132 149 138 686
b. Native American Fatalities on Reservations 38 42 33 45 34 192
c. All fatalities on reservation 55 63 56 65 59 298
33. Non-Occupants: Pedestrians a. All Native American Fatalities 120 126 121 140 124 631
b. Native American Fatalities on Reservations 38 41 31 44 33 187
c. All fatalities on reservation 54 58 52 62 56 282
34. Non-Occupants: Pedalcyclists a. All Native American Fatalities 3 10 8 7 10 38
b. Native American Fatalities on Reservations 0 1 2 1 1 5
c. All fatalities on reservation 1 5 3 2 3 14
35. Non-Occupants: Other/Unknown a. All Native American Fatalities 3 5 3 2 4 17
b. Native American Fatalities on Reservations 0 0 0 0 0 0
c. All fatalities on reservation 0 0 1 1 0 2
36. Fatalities by Crash Type: Single Vehicle Crash a. All Native American Fatalities 417 404 431 434 380 2,066
b. Native American Fatalities on Reservations 153 149 152 166 129 749
c. All fatalities on reservation 236 241 241 244 247 1,209
37. Fatalities Involving a Large Truck a. All Native American Fatalities 66 46 62 92 51 317
b. Native American Fatalities on Reservations 11 4 13 28 11 67
c. All fatalities on reservation 29 25 41 60 43 198
38. All Occupant Fatalities Involving a Rollover a. All Native American Fatalities 227 229 236 230 182 1,104
b. Native American Fatalities on Reservations 98 102 110 97 74 481
c. All fatalities on reservation 155 155 176 147 151 784
39. Fatalities Involving a Roadway Departure a. All Native American Fatalities 344 336 356 349 295 1,680
b. Native American Fatalities on Reservations 119 126 131 123 101 600
c. All fatalities on reservation 209 221 232 210 207 1,079
40. Fatalities Involving an Intersection a. All Native American Fatalities 87 107 98 105 97 494
b. Native American Fatalities on Reservations 9 19 23 19 18 88
c. All fatalities on reservation 31 49 51 52 48 231