Where does this car accident data come from?
The Auto Professor uses data from the gold standard in car crash statistics: the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). The data is based on real-life crash information, not controlled lab experiments with crash test dummies. The data has been used by safety researchers to measure how well seatbelts and airbags protect people.
FARS collects data from all fatal traffic accidents in the 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Eligible accidents involve motor vehicles traveling on public roads that result in a person’s death within 30 days of the crash.
Watch a video about it here.