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The 411 on Car Accidents

The 411 on Car Accidents 6 million Crashes Result In average number of car accidents in the U.S. every year 27% 72% 6% Fatality Non-Fatality Injury Property Damage More than 90 people 3 million die in car accidents every day people in the U.S. are injured every year in car accidents Typical Causes of Accidents that Result in Death Around 2 million 40% 30% 33% drivers in car accidents experience permanent injuries every year Alcohol Speeding Reckless Driving 1 in 7 people do not wear a seatbelt while driving 30 X Seatbelts reduce the risk of death by Seatbelts cut the risk of serious injury by People not wearing a seatbelt are 30 times more likely to be ejected from the vehicle during a crash 45% 50% Distracted Driving Each day, more than 9 people are killed due to distracted driving 1,060 more are injured in crashes that involve a distracted driver 23x 1 in 5 crashes SMS 1 out of 3 people text while driving more likely to crash while texting while driving Distraction was reported as a factor in nearly 1 in 5 crashes in which someone was injured 40% 37% of all American teens say that have been in a car when the driver used a cell phone in a way that put people in danger Driving while using a cell phone reduces the amount of brain activity associated with driving by 37% Sending or receiving a text takes a driver's eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, the equivalent-at 55 mph- of driving the length of an entire football field, blind (A 55mph 4.6 seconds Sources The Law Office of Gregory E. Price. P.S. Content is pulled from 2009-2011 statistics (most recently available)

The 411 on Car Accidents

shared by gPRICElaw on Dec 06
In the United States, 3 million people are injured every year in car accidents. These car accidents account for as many as 90 deaths per day. Seatbelts reduce the risk of death in car accidents by 45...


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