Car crashes remain a leading cause of death in the United States, with over 40,000 fatalities occurring annually. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), your chances of dying in a car crash are about one in 103 for any given year.

That means at least one death out of every 103 people on the road. While the odds may seem small, they still represent an alarming rate of preventable deaths that can be avoided by taking proper safety precautions while driving.

According to the NSC, an American’s lifetime odds of dying in a car crash are 1 in 107 as of 2019.