[intro copy] [table of Top 10 States for DD Fatalities] [table of Top 10 States for DD Fatality Rates] [table of fatality numbers for all 50 states – raw data] [table of fatality rates per 100k people for all 50 states – raw data] Rank State Fatalities Rate 1 New Mexico 129 6.16 2 Kansas […]Mac O.
The holiday season is upon us, and the more people on the road is a cause for more accidents. This could be the combination of bad weather, drunk driving, or road rage during black Friday, but is there a specific time when you are at the highest risk of being in an accident? Crash statistics […]distracted
There are many cities across the United States that have a reputation of having bad drivers. Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and New York City usually top the list of where many people that are timid drivers do not want to be forced to drive. It is probably surprising to find out that Montana recently was […]Ericka M.
A C- may get you a passing grade in school – but it’s not a grade you want when concerning road and driver safety. According to their 2017 Safe Driving Report, EverQuote Inc., an online insurance marketplace, rated Pittsburgh the lowest out of all cities studied in terms of driver safety and road behavior. Pittsburgh […]Brian Debelle
The odds of being struck by lightning in the U.S. in any given year is about one in 700,000 – with a 90% chance of survival. The odds of being a victim in a shark attack are around one in 11 million – with a 98% chance of survival. With over 6 million automobile accidents […]Brian Debelle
Multitasking can make a person more productive in almost every aspect of their life, with one notable exception: driving. From texting (even with Siri) to answering emotional phone calls, eating behind the wheel or simply lost in thought, distracted driving is a risky habit. Combine dangerous driving habits with congested roads and some [...]Brian Debelle
Three times the Texas government has attempted to pass a ban on texting and driving, and three times the measure has failed due to opposition from conservative Republicans in the State Senate. Those who have voted against the measure claim in part that it, “does not provide any additional protections to Texans and contains several [...]Kiernan Hopkins
Drinking and driving is well known as a dangerous offense in the eyes of the law. In 2014, 9,967 lives were claimed by drivers with a BAC of .08 and over, or 31 percent of all traffic related fatalities that year. However distracted driving can prove deadly as well. Also in 2014, an estimated 3,179 […]Kiernan Hopkins
Everyone claims to be a competent and attentive driver. Even when someone admits to texting while driving, they claim it doesn’t impact their performance, despite the fact that it takes hands, eyes, and mind away from the road ahead. Even though hand-held cell phone use is prohibited in 14 states and counting, distracted driving [...]Jon Carter
Smartphones are Here to Stay In today’s world of technological advancements, products previously seen as futuristic have become commonplace. Where diners, drive-ins, and sock hops were once regular weekend activities it’s now become standard for teens to have smartphones, communicate through text messages, and constantly stay connected [...]Kiernan Hopkins