Sunday, April 21, 2013

Some Fascinating Statistics About Auto Accidents

Since part of the topic of this blog is risk mitigation, I thought you would be interested in the following:

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in a study of crash data harvested from black boxes installed in cars, found that just 1% of drivers involved in the collisions applied the brakes at full force before the collision. About 33% of the drivers in the crashes NHTSA analyzed didn't apply the brakes at all, NHTSA researcher W. Riley Garrott told attendees at a session Wednesday.
Crashes in which braking mistakes were a factor cost society $45 billion, based on a survey of 2006-2008 data, Mr. Garrott said.

Wow. Had no idea. The rest of the story is here.

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