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Improper Driving as a Factor in Accidents

 Fatal accidentsInjury accidentsAll accidents
Kind of improper driving 199519992000199519992000199519992000
Improper driving 68.1%72.6%61.6%73.5%67.2%60.3%75.5%62.2%57.8%
Speed too fast or unsafe 19.823.023.713.913.016.314.010.613.6
Right of way 15.220.118.625.525.819.922.922.920.1
 Failed to yield 10.210.810.118.119.215.017.013.812.7
 Disregarded signal 3.04.74.65.04.93.64.05.95.3
 Passed stop sign 2.24.63.82.41.71.31.93.22.2
Drove left of center 9.19.68.22.41.71.12.21.31.0
Made improper turn 2.31.20.72.82.42.04.23.02.4
Improper overtaking 1.51.10.91.30.90.61.51.20.9
Followed too closely 0.50.50.57.03.44.37.26.35.7
Other improper driving 19.717.19.020.720.316.123.616.914.1
No improper driving stated 31.927.438.426.532.839.724.537.842.2
Total 100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
NOTE: Based on reports from seven state traffic authorities.
Source: National Safety Council, Injury Facts, 2001 Edition. Web: www.nsc.org .

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