Improper Driving as a Factor in Accidents

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff
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
Failed to yield 10.210.810.
Disregarded signal
Passed stop sign
Drove left of center
Made improper turn
Improper overtaking
Followed too closely
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: .

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