January 26, 2015


10 Interesting Facts Researchers Have Uncovered About Car Accidents

Car Accident Statistics

Car Accident Statistics

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.

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