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Car Accident Statistics Infographic

CAR ACCIDENT STATISTICS



Car accidents continue to be one of the greatest threats to Americans, accounting for more accidental deaths than any other factor but drug poisoning. When operating a car, a driver assumes an implied responsibility for the safety of their passengers and other motorists on the road, but unfortunately, many drivers fail to uphold safe driving practices.



U.S. VEHICLE ACCIDENTS 2009

10.8 million motor vehicle accidents

2.2 million suffered injuries

35,900 deaths

3,071 deaths in Texas alone (over 8.5% of the total fatalities in the country)



MAJOR CAUSES OF MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS



EXCESSIVE SPEED

Excessive speed accounts for an extremely high percentage of mtor vehicle accidents.



10591: TOTAL FATALITIES IN 2009 DUE TO EXCESSIVE SPEED

represents 31% of the total traffic deaths in the country for the year

40%: the percentage of traffic deaths in Texas due to excessive speed

01251 DEATHS OCCURED IN HIGHWAY

07954 DEATHS OCCURED IN SURFACE ROADS



OVER 25% OF SPEED-RELATED ACCIDENTS OCCURRED ON NON-INTERSTATE ROADS AT THIS SPEED LIMIT



ABOUT 11% OF SPEED-RELATED FATALITIES OCCURRED AT SPEED LIMITS UNDER 35MPH THROUGH 55MPH



DRIVER DISTRACTIONS

Driver distraction is a growing problem as smartphones and other portable devices become more and more central to drivers' lives.



448000 TOTAL INJURIES IN 2009 CAUSED BY DISTRACTIONS



20%

Inattention cuased by shifting focus to an activity other than driving accounts for 20% of all crashes.



04898 ROAD FATALITIES CAUSED BY DISTRACTIONS



16%

Represents 16% of the total fatal accidents caused by distractions



ALCOHOL INTOXICATION

Alocohol intoxication has remained a steady threat throughout the years



45230 DRIVERS INVOLVED IN FATAL CRASHES IN 2009



22.3% Of the drivers were legally intoxicated.



ALL DRIVERS AGED 21-24 WHO WERE INVOLVED IN FATAL CRASHES

34.5% Were intoxicated.



WOMEN ARE LESS LIKELY TO CAUSE FATAL DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENTS COMPARED TO THEIR MALE COUNTERPARTS

13.7% Fatal crashes caused by female.

25.4% Fatal crashes cause by male.

Car Accident Statistics Infographic

shared by carlosSantiago on Nov 27, 2012 in Transportation

Car Accident Statistics Infographic

shared by carlosSantiago on Nov 27, 2012 in Transportation

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Car accidents kill thousands of people annually. Here is a breakdown of some common causes of accidents.
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