The first three years of 2024 are expected to be the deadliest in the US, with over half of the US population predicted to die.
In 2016, the US had a population of more than 8.2 billion, or almost 8 per cent of the world’s population.
This is likely to change in 2020 with the population of the whole of the country set to fall by over one-quarter.
It is expected to continue falling over the next two years, which is why many experts are predicting that the US will reach an all-time low in traffic fatalities by 2024.
In the early years of the century, traffic fatalities dropped by around 40 per cent a year, but by 2020 the number had fallen by almost 40 per 100,000.
As traffic has become more common, the number of deaths is expected continue to rise, but at a much slower rate.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) expects that by 2035 there will be 3.6 million traffic fatalities globally.
The numbers are expected continue falling and in 2024, there will only be about 1.3 million fatalities globally compared to 2.1 million in 2020.
In 2024, the median age of traffic fatalities will be 47, according to the NHTSA.
This will likely be the lowest ever, although many experts expect the number to increase by 2032.
There is also a risk that the number could drop by as much as 30 per cent by 2031, with some experts predicting that some cities will experience a 10 per cent increase in traffic deaths.
The US has seen a surge in car ownership and in 2025, there is an estimated 12 million new vehicles on the roads.
In 2020, there were 5.9 million deaths in the United States, and an estimated 1.4 million deaths globally.
In 2025, more than 10 million deaths were caused by motor vehicle accidents, with another 1.2 million deaths due to motor vehicle-related illnesses.
According to the US Department of Transportation, motor vehicle deaths were responsible for more than $6.4 billion in deaths in 2025.
This represents the highest amount of deaths caused by a single cause in the past 25 years.
More than 10,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes last year, including 464 in the country’s largest cities.
The deaths caused more than 3,000 emergency room visits, as well as more than 1,000 traffic accidents.
As of December, there are about 4,400 people who have died in the accident toll, of whom around 4,300 were in the crash-related hospital.
The total number of traffic-related injuries, including car crashes, falls by a third as people get older.
In a recent report, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that by 2024, people aged 65 and over will have less than 1.8 million lifetime risk factors for dying from traffic- related injuries.
The report said that while older people are more likely to be at risk for dying of traffic related injuries, younger people are much more likely.
By 2032, the average age for a death due to traffic-caused injury is expected be 42.
By 2024, one-third of traffic deaths will be caused by pedestrians, compared to just 4 per cent in 2020, according the NHTSA.
People aged 20 to 34 years old will be the main drivers of traffic injuries in 2024.
People in this age group are more prone to getting hit by cars, pedestrians, cyclists and other drivers.
In an effort to combat traffic injuries, the National Highway Safety Administration has been piloting safer driving laws since 2013.
In 2018, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to implement “traffic safety enhancements”, including requiring cars to have front and side mirrors.
However, the White House has acknowledged that many people will still be at greater risk for traffic accidents in the years ahead.
The NHTSA estimates that over half the nation’s traffic fatalities over the course of 2024 will be due to people aged 50 and over.