Below are ten very interesting statistics uncovered by government and insurance industry researchers on car accidents:
Fact #1: Talking on a cell phone while driving gives you the reaction time of a 70 year old, is as dangerous as driving while intoxicated, and in 2009, was a factor in over 25% of all car accidents.
Fact #2: Big brother is here: Insurance companies and attorneys now can use GPS technology from a driver’s cell phone data to know whether the driver was talking or texting at the time of the accident, and to recreate the accident, determining the driver’s location and speed.
Fact #3: The most likely time to be involved in a fatal car accident is on the weekend between midnight and 3 a.m.
Fact #4: An injury car accident occurs approximately every 14 seconds somewhere in the U.S.
Fact #5: It is estimated that, nationwide, on average, a driver will curse over 32,000 times in a lifetime while driving a car.
Fact #6: In the U.S., car crashes are the #1 cause of death for teenagers every year.
Fact #7: Almost 40% of fatal car accidents involve the use of alcohol.
Fact #8: Most car accidents occur within 3 miles of a person’s house.
Fact #9: There is a 41% increase of fatal accidents on Super Bowl Sunday.
Fact #10: The 3 types of cars involved in most accidents, according to insurance company statistics are: Chevy Trailblazers, Kia Rio, and Ford Ranger.