Nearly half of all fatal car accidents involve alcohol. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), roughly 40 percent of all traffic-related fatalities in the U.S. involve a driver who is under the influence of alcohol.
The first speeding ticket was issued in 1904. The first record of a speeding ticket being issued can be traced back to the early 20th century, and the violator was going a shocking 12 miles per hour! Speeding is the second leading cause of car accidents in the United States and contributes to about one third of all accidents, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The majority of car accidents occur within 25 miles of a person’s home. According to a recent study by several large insurance companies, most car accidents occur within 25 miles of a person’s home and about half were within five miles of home.
Distracted driving results in thousands of accidents every year. Approximately 3,500 people were killed in car accidents involving a distracted driver last year alone. Today, the most common type of distracted driving is texting while driving.
The most deadly type of car accident is a rollover. Rollover crashes are considered the most dangerous type of car accident because of the high ejection rate and the fact that many victims sustain head injuries.
Men are more likely to cause a car accident than women. According to statistics, men have caused more accidents than women.
A fatal car accident occurs every 16 minutes. According to the NHTSA, someone dies in a car accident in the U.S. every 16 minutes. That equals 92 people per day.
Stay safe out there!
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