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Data Behind the Wheel: An Analysis of How We Drive

DATA BEHIND THE WHEEL: Traffic is ingrained in modern society. For billions of people around the world, traffic is an integral part of life; without traffic, the world would be a much, much bigger place. Traffic is how we get there, how we work, how we transport and how we visit; with so An Analysis of How We Drive Facts, Figures, Stats and Data of Traffic many people behind the wheel, traffic is data. in the Modern World THE DATA OF TRAFFIC In total, Americans drive about The average driver in the United States logs 2.5 13,476 MILES PER YEAR. TRILLION MILES ANNUALLY. mph. 1,320 30 CH A driver traveling at sees an average of PIECES OF INFORMATION EVERY MINUTE. There are The highest speed limit in the United States is located MILES OF ROADWAYS IN THE UNITED STATES on a 41-mile stretch of road in the TEXAS highway system. 2,605,331 MILES OF WHICH are paved AND 1,375,486 MILES are unpaved. There, drivers can legally drive up to SPEED LIMIT $100 85 IT COSTS JUST OVER BILLION TO MAINTAIN THESE ROADWAYS EACH YEAR. mph. TRAFFIC ABROAD In GERMANY, some autobahns have no speed limit; instead, roads are marked with advisory, or recommended, speed limitations. On these roads, This might seem like a total catastrophe waiting to happen, but the autobahns more than of drivers exceed 30% 93 mph have proven to be quite safe. Each year, the autobahns carry 31% of the total traffic in Germany and only account for about W 13% of traffic fatalities. TRAFFIC DEATHS IN GERMANY IN 2013 428 DEATHS on autobahns 977 DEATHS on urban roads 1,934 DEATHS on rural roads THE DATA OF DISTRACTED DRIVING An average motorist looks away from the road 3.4 seconds "O@( every for an average of .UO seconds and searches for something within the vehicle an average of 1 0.8 times per hour. At any given moment, it is estimated that 666,000 people are using a cellphone or electronic device while operating a motor A driver has their eyes off of the road for an average of 5 seconds while texting. At 55mph, that's the equivalent of driving the length of a city block blindfolded. vehicle in the United States. The risk of getting into an accident quadruples when talking on a cellphone, which is the same as the increase in accident risk from drunk driving. Texting and driving doubles that risk again to the normal risk of getting into an accident. DISTRACTED DRIVING ABROAD 21% of drivers admit to cellphone use while driving in the UNITED KINGDOM. That might seem like a lot of distraction on the roads, but this is a surprisingly low number compared to the rest of the world. In the UNITED STATES, that number is a whopping 69% THE DATA OF ROAD RAGE Aggressive driving leads to about 66% 39% of all road rage incidents. of all fatal traffic accidents in the U.S. are caused by aggressive driving habits such as speeding and reckless driving. The worst month of the year for road rage incidents is September. JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC More specifically, road rage is the worst on 'Tuesday evenings at 5:45 MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN 56% 37% of drivers on the road experience road rage in the form of rude of all road rage incidents involve a firearm, which can quickly escalate threatening words and gestures into actions. gestures, verbal insults and threatening or deliberately dangerous driving on a daily basis. The same study stated that MINNEAPOLIS, NASHVILLE, ST. LOUIS, SEATTLE A 2007 study determined that MIAMI, PHOENIX, NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES and BOSTON were the and ATLANTA were determined to be cities with the most the cities with the road rage. least road rage. ROAD RAGE ABROAD In AUSTRALIA, road rage is taken very seriously and is referred to as predatory driving. In the United States, many states are adopting stricter laws to reduce the 1,500 people killed each year during road rage incidents, Chasing or intimidating another motorist is punishable by: • revoked driving privileges, • $100,000 in fines, • and up to 5 years imprisonment. THE DATA OF TRAFFIC CONGESTION & RUSH HOURS P 70% of drivers in a Up to typical city are circling the area looking for a parking spot. 80% of traffic is To add to the congestion, only on 10% of the city's roads. HIGHEST TRAFFIC CONGESTION TIMES IN THE UNITED STATES 7:30am - 8:30am for morning commuters 12:30pm 2:00pm Surprisingly. Saturday at 1 pm has the heaviest traffic congestion. 5:00pm - 6:00pm for lunch breaks and half-day commuters for evening commuters Traffic congestion in the United States has gotten consistently worse over the last several decades, and this is partially due in part to the increase in vehicles overall. REGISTERED VEHICLES IN 1960 74,431,800 REGISTERED VEHICLES IN 2010 - 250,070,048 + 236% in 50 years The average American will spend about 47 hours per year waiting in traffic. That's a total of about 4 months of ime over an average lifespan. In 2005 alone, congested traffic conditions during rush hours caused: 4.2 2.9 billion hours of delay. $78 billion gallons of fuel wasted. billion in fuel wasted. TRAFFIC CONGESTION & RUSH HOURS ABROAD Some drivers were trapped in the jam In 2010, a traffic jam in BEIJING, CHINA, stretched on for with their vehicles for to 5 days, some moving only1 kilometer per day. Think about that the next time you're stuck in a measly 5-mile jam for 30 minutes. 100 kilometers and lasted nearly 11 days. THE DATA OF ACCIDENTS & FATALITIES If a vehicle crashes at T00 mph, the force of the impact is 2,000-pound object 300 feet. the equivalent of a falling from D →** Sometimes, a simple mistake can become a fatal one. Each year, about 350 people die from entering a freeway, or controlled-access highway, Around J0 people are killed each year by a vehicle on a private driveway. THE WRONG WAY. 50% of all traffic fatalities in the U.S. occur at speeds lower than 35 mph, MANY OF WHICH ARE PREVENTABLE. A properly fastened Records indicate that there have been "3,551,332 seat belt reduces the risk a total of of death in a car accident by 61%. MOTOR VEHÍCLE DEATHS in the U.S. from 1899 to 2012. ACCIDENTS & FATALITIES ABROAD Top 10 Countries with the MOST TRAFFIC FATALITIES IN THE YEAR 2010 THE DATA OF SPEEDING & TICKETS 70% of drivers exceed the speed limit on a regular basis. Speed increases fuel use. Speed increases the risk of an accident. Speed only saves the driver 1 minute for every 27 miles. The chances of death and debilitating injury dOubles 10 mph over 50 mph WITH EVERY a vehicle is traveling. 65 That's for a total of 93,000 35 million TRAFFIC TICKETS ARE HANDED OUT EACH DAY, EACH YEAR. ON AVERAGE to offending drivers every minute, $75,000 $200,000 Average police officer's salary Average amount of total tickets and benefits issued That's over 3 times The fastest speeding ticket ever issued was in TEXAS in 2003, for 242 mph in a 75 mph zone. the speed limit. SPEEDING & TICKETS ABROAD In some European countries, In 2003, one wealthy speeder The average cost of a similar speeding ticket in the United States is about such as FINLAND, was fined speeding ticket fines are determined based 170,000 euros on the offender's annual income. for driving 80kph in a 40kph zone. Yikes! "$300 THE DATA OF COMMUTING Commuting with PUBLIC TRANSIT such as on a TRAIN or a BUS Americans consume about 375 million gallons of fuel in a single day is 170 times safer than driving. That's enough to drive the average car around the circumference of the Earth 331,311 times. COMMUTING IN NEW YORK CITY COMMUTING IN THE U.S. (AVG.) 3% Walk 5% Public 3% Taxi 1% Bycicle 12% Walk Transportation 6% Other 29% Private Vehicle 55% Public Transportation 86% Private Vehicle In the United States, there are people who take commuting to an entirely "super" level. Super commuters are those who live far enough from their job that they must fly in for work. On any given day, In LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, about 13% of the HOUSTON, TEXAS, 10,000 commuters have traveled more than 400 miles to get to work that day. workforce has flown in from another city. COMMUTING ABROAD Here, people spend an average of 2 hours each day commuting to and from work, traveling at speeds of around BANGKOK, THAILAND, is home to one of the worst commutes on the planet. The average in the U.S. is about 50 minutes And you thought your commute was bad! per day. THE DATA OF POLICE CHASES In the United State, over 350 people are killed each year in high-speed chases. 42%* Nearly are innocent bystanders. of all police chases 40% end in an accident. 50% of those collisions 70% occur within 2 minutes of the start of the pursuit, within 6 minutes. Only 24% of drivers can determine which direction a police siren is coming from. In 2004, one motorist in an armored bulldozer led a police chase for over 2 hours as he destroyed 13 buildings. $7 million He caused in damage. POLICE CHASES ABROAD In 2002, 3 fugitives in Europe led police on a 2-day police chase that started in WRESTEDT, GERMANY, and finally Wrestedt, Germany came to a conclusion two countries and 1,000 kilometers later in RIVNE, UKRAINE. Rivne, Ukraine D Experian 0000 Sources: I ! | | | distraction gov I | 1 | I Data Quality --..... 00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:0 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 01:00 PM 02:00 03:00 04:00 05:00 07:00 -E CHINA NH INDIA 275,983 231,027 3NIGERIA | 53,339 BRAZIL | 43,869 | INDONESIA 42,434 - USA | 35,490 NA PAKISTAN 30.151 RUSSIA | 26,567 -I THAILAND | 26,312 2a VIETNAM 21,651 IIIIIIIIII IIIIIII| O IIII IIIIIIIII

Data Behind the Wheel: An Analysis of How We Drive

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Each and every day, billions of people around the world drive, or are driven, to a destination. Without the cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles, and buses. that move us we would be lost. With all of this ...



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