Do You Know the Facts About Car Accidents?

CarAccidentFactsDo you know where the most car accidents occur or when they occur? How about which holiday periods have the most fatal crashes? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration complies data on all of this information and puts out reports with all of the facts. The following are some of the major findings from 2013 data:

  • There were 5,687,000 total traffic accidents which included:
    • 1,591,000 injury crashes
    • 4,066,000 property damage only crashes
  • There were a total of 2,313,000 people injured in car accidents.
  • The months with the most injury accidents were November, October, and December.
  • The months with the most fatal crashes were August, October, and September.
  • Most injury accidents occurred on Fridays while the least amount of injury accidents occurred on Sunday.
  • The time-frame with the most injury crashes was between the hours of 3pm and 6pm.
  • Even though severe weather can increase dangers of driving, most accidents occurred in normal weather conditions.
  • The majority of people injured in accidents were drivers followed by passengers.
  • California, Florida, and Georgia had the most fatalities.

Each of these facts shows the potential dangers that come with driving a car. Drivers cannot control one another, so it is important for each person to be in control of their own driving. Being aware of one’s surroundings and keeping your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road can help you avoid a car accident. Always wearing a seat belt and making sure every passenger is wearing a seat belt can also help prevent potential injuries in the event of a car accident. Putting down all distractions, such as cell phones, other electronics, food and drinks also helps you focus on the road and keep you aware of any potential dangers. Keeping your full attention on the road can help you avoid becoming a statistic in a NHSTA report.

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