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Table 6-6 Estimated Lives Saved by Occupant Protection, Motorcycle Helmets, and 21-Year-Old Minimum Legal Drinking Age Law: 1990, 2000, and 2010-2013

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  Child Restraints Seat Belts Frontal Air Bags Motorcycle Helmets Minimum Drinking Age Law
Lives Saved, Age 4 and Younger Lives Saved, Age 5 and Older Lives Saved, Age 13 and Older Lives Saved, All Ages Lives Saved
1990 222 6,592 37 655 1,033
2000 479 12,882 1,716 872 922
2010 303 12,670 2,403 1,551 560
2011 262 12,071 2,341 1,622 543
2012 285 12,386 2,422 1,715 537
2013 263 12,584 2,388 1,630 504

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, Traffic Safety Facts(Washington, DC: Annual Issues). Available at http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/ as of March 2015 as cited in USDOT, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 2-31. Available at http://www.bts.gov as of April 2015.

Updated: Saturday, May 20, 2017