Traffic Accidents Facts
Traffic accidents are a fact of life in any country. Usually people do not give much importance to these accidents as long as they are not involved in one.
However, if you see traffic accidents facts, you will be amazed, and the facts will force you to re-evaluate your driving style.
Traffic Accident Facts:
- About 25 percent of the car accidents involved drivers using cell phones while driving.
- Drivers talking or messaging text on their cell phones while driving are four times more likely to meet with an accident.
- A 1985 US study showed that about 34 percent of serious crashes were due to poor roadway maintenance or poor roads. Although these crashes involved a human factor, the road or environmental factor was significant factor that led to the circumstances of the crash.
- Research has shown that investment in a safe road infrastructure program could reduce the fatalities by 50 percent, and result in a saving of billions of dollars each year.
- Research has shown that wearing a seat belt reduces the risk of death by about two-thirds across all collision types. In fact, about 83 percent of ejections during rollover of vehicles were fatal when the drivers did not wear a seat belt, compared to 25 percent when they did.
- According to the statistics in 2001, 12.8 percent of all drivers involved in fatal accidents were intoxicated according to the blood alcohol concentration (BAC laws) of their state.
- The UK Department for Transport publishes road casualty statistics for each type of collision and vehicle through its Road Casualties Great Britain report. These statistics show a ten to one ratio of in-vehicle fatalities between types of car. In most cars, occupants have a 2 percent to 8percent chance of death in a two-car collision.
- In 2005 there were 198,735 road crashes with 271,017 reported casualties on roads in Great Britain. Of these casualties 178,302 (66 percent) were car users and 24,824 (9 percent) were motorcyclists, of whom 569 were killed (2.3 percent), and 5,939 seriously injured (24 percent).
- The global economic cost of MVC (Motor Vehicle Collision) was estimated at $518 billion per year in 2003 with around $100 billion of that occurring in developing countries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated the cost of MVC in 2000 as $230 billion in the US.
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