Surprising Statistics About Driving

Posted by StriveSafe on Sep 2, 2019 9:40:00 AM

Did you know that using hands-free devices is still 4 times more distracting than talking to a passenger? Read on to learn more surprising facts about driving.

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-Speed-related crashes cost Americans $40.4 billion each year. (Insurance Information Institute, 2019)

-On average, a pedestrian was killed every 1.5 hours in traffic crashes in 2016. (NHTSA, 2017)

-Over 70% of the nation's roads are located in snowy regions, which receive more than five inches (or 13 cm) average snowfall annually. (FHWA, 2019)

-About 10 million or more crashes go unreported each year. (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2018)

-Frontal airbags saved the lives of 2,756 occupants age 13 and older in 2016. (NHTSA, 2018)

-2% of drivers admit to trying to run an aggressor off the road. (, 2019)

-On average, three in five people will be involved in a crash due to impaired driving in their lifetime. (National Center for Statistics and Analysis, 2017)

If these stats don't make you pause to think about driving safety, you weren't paying attention! Ask us how we can help your fleet become safer today!


Topics: distracted driving, driving safety, driving statistics