1. If you are talking on your cell phone when driving, your chance of being involved in an accident is increased by 400 percent.
2. According to surveys conducted, male drivers are responsible for twice as many motor vehicle accidents than female drivers.
3. Of the following accidents, side impact accidents, rear-end accidents, head-on collisions, and rollover accidents, the rollover ranks highest for deadly accidents.
4. Individuals aged 16 through 20 are more at risk of being injured in an accident or being killed in a car crash than other age groups.
5. Approximately 40 percent of fatal crashes involved alcohol. That percentage increases by 75 percent if the accident takes place between the hours of 12 a.m. and 3 a.m.
6. Approximately 15 school-aged children are killed each year by school buses in pedestrian accidents. These fatalities usually happen between the hours of 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. on school days.
7. The majority of car accidents occurs within two to five miles from home.
8. Being involved in a car accident is the most common source of injury and also the most deadly.
9. Sports cars and – believe it or not – hatchbacks are the highest prone cars for being in an accident. Vehicles with bigger engines are at a greater risk of being involved in an accident.
10. 300,000 teenagers are injured in car crashes each year. In the U.S., 5000 teenagers die yearly. On average, that equates to 14 teenagers a day.
11. Every state has a seat belt law.