Can You Pass This Pop Quiz on California Accident Statistics?
Do you know how many people suffering long-term or permanent injuries in car accidents every year? Do you know when a person is at the highest risk of being involved in a car accident? Test your knowledge by taking this pop quiz. If you have been injured in a car accident, contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 now for a free legal consultation.
Who Many Drivers Experience Permanent Injury in a Car Accident Each Year?
Can you guess how many people suffer what turns out to be a permanent injury in car accidents each year? Throughout the country, around two million drivers suffer this fate. This can include traumatic head injuries, broken bones that do not heal correctly, burns caused by fires started in accidents, and many other types of chronic injuries.
When is a Person’s Crash Risk the Highest?
Do you think a person’s crash risk is higher when they are younger or when they are older? While many people assume that older drivers are dangerous due to reduced vision and slower reaction times, the fact is that a person’s crash risk is the highest in the first year after they get their license. This is why many people are pushing for graduated driving licenses in which a person progressively gets more and more driving privileges as they continue to drive safely.
What Percentage of Car Accidents Are Weather-Related?
Are you surprised to learn that 22% of the six million or so car accidents that occur each year are weather-related? The most common weather issue that causes accidents are winter storms that bring snow and ice, but rainy and foggy days can be just as dangerous.
What Are the Most Common Types of Accidents?
In California and other states, rear-end collisions are the most common types. In fact, they make up 29% of all car accidents. This makes sense when you consider that tailgating is a contributing factor in upwards of 33% of all car accidents. Tailgating often leads to rear-end accidents when the leading car stops too quickly for the tailgating car to avoid a collision.
How Common is It for Driver-Related Factors to Be Present in an Accident?
How many accidents are really that – accidents – and how many involve factors that involve driver error? Believe it or not, 90% of all car accidents involve some type of driver-related factor. Some of the most common errors increase the risk of being involved in an accident by hundreds of times. They include right of way errors, sudden stopping, not stopping at a stop sign, or driving when unfamiliar with a car, roadway, or another aspect of driving.
How did you do on this quiz? Whether you got them all wrong, all right, or somewhere in between, you can count on Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas to help you if you are involved in a car accident. Call us now at 909-982-0707 to request a free legal consultation.