SH-2 Reduce the rate of vehicular crashes per 100 million miles traveled that are due to drowsy driving

National Data Source
General Estimates System (GES); Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT/NHTSA)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
per 100,000,000 vehicle miles traveled 
Baseline (Year)
2.7 (2008)
Target-Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance
Number of motor vehicle crashes involving drivers who are drowsy, sleepy, asleep, or fatigued
Total vehicle miles traveled
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective


Methodology Notes

GES data are from a nationally representative sample of police-reported motor vehicle crashes. To be included, the crash must involve a motor vehicle traveling on a traffic way and result in property damage, injury, or death.

Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020
This objective differs from Healthy People 2010 objective 24-12 in that the data source was modified from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System to the General Estimates System to include all crashes involving drowsy driving, not just those where there was a driver fatality. The unit of measure was also modified from the percentage of fatal crashes to the rate per vehicle miles traveled.