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 Top Causes of Crashes

  • Following too closely

  • Failure to yield

  • Driving too fast for weather conditions

  1. The number and rate of speed-related collisions are generally three to six times greater in winter months (December, January and February) than other months.

  2. For Indiana road conditions between December 1st
    and March 31st, call 800-261-7623 or visit the 

    Traffic Wise website

  • Unsafe lane movement

  • Running off the roadway

  • Drivers being distracted

  1.  Ten percent of fatal crashes in 2011 were reported as distraction-affected crashes.

  2. In 2011, 3,331 people were killed in crashes involving distracted drivers and an estimated additional 387,000
    were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted

  3. Of those people killed in distraction-affected crashes, 385 died in crashes in which at least one of the drivers was using a cell phone (12% of fatalities in distraction-affected crashes) at the time of the crash. Use of a cell phone includes talking/ listening to a cell phone, dialing/texting a cell phone, or other cell-phone-related activities.

  4. For drivers 15-19 years old involved in fatal crashes,
    21 percent of the distracted drivers were distracted by the
    use of cell phones.

  5. Eleven percent of all drivers 15-19 years old involved in
    fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the
    crashes. This age group has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted

  • Over steering or over correcting

  • Driving at unsafe speed

  • Falling asleep at the wheel


Sources: www.in.gov/cji/files/T_Fact_Book_2012; Indiana Sate Police; U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration




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