Who’s at Risk?

The millions of workers who drive to work or make repair calls, deliveries, and client visits are at risk of being involved in a motor vehicle collision.

Collisions are consistently the leading cause of work-related fatalities in the US and:

Leading cause of death of for:

  • Executives, administrators and managers
  • Clerical staff
  • Technicians
  • Sales
  • Military personnel
  • Transportation workers

 
Second leading cause for:

  • Service workers
  • Mechanics
  • Repairers

 

Occupation Number % Fatal
Transportation and material moving 842 73.7
Farming, Forestry and fishing 373 44.5
Precision production, craft and affair 234 21.2
Handlers, equipment cleaners, laborers 194 33.2
Service 165 34.0
Executive, administrative and managerial 138 43.2
Technicians and related support 119 76.8
Sales 102 29.2
Professional specialty 90 46.2
Clerical 45 48.4
Military 61 68.6
Machine operators and assemblers 25 14.8
Unclassified
Total 2385 43.1

Reference: Grosz, Milton J. (1997). State of Florida Driver Improvement Course Evaluation: analysis of Basic Driver Improvement (BDI) Courses. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Fatal Occupational Injuries by occupation and event or exposure, 2002.