Facts + Statistics: Highway security

statistic for vehicleThe number of passenger car occupants killed in motorized vehicle crashes in 2018 decreased by 4.1 percent from 2017. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an unbiased, nonprofit scientific and educational organization devoted to reducing the losses — deaths, injuries and property damage — from motor vehicle crashes. In October 2019, 30 493 passenger automobiles had been newly registered, up 26 percent from October final year.

In 2017, 3,166 individuals have been killed in distraction-affected crashes. There have been 2,935 distraction-affected fatal crashes, accounting for 9 percent of all fatal crashes within the nation. Texting bans were not shown to reduce crash rates, according to a Highway Loss Data Institute 2010 research of collision claims patterns in California, Louisiana, Minnesota and Washington earlier than and after texting bans went into effect. Collisions went up slightly in all the states, besides Washington, where the change was statistically insignificant.

Failure to stay in the correct lane, and failure to yield the proper of way had been cited as third and fourth, with a complete of about 7,500 drivers, or nearly 15 percent of all drivers in deadly crashes. Distracted drivers were the fifth most likely to be concerned in a fatal crash, with 2,994 drivers or nearly 6 % of all drivers in fatal crashes.

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However, a newer study using information from hospital emergency departments in sixteen states between 2007 and 2014 found that states with texting bans had an average four % reduction in … Read More

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