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Colorado Car & Motorcycle Crash Statistics
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- In 2007, there were 37,261 traffic related fatalities, according to the NHTSA.
- Motorcyclists fatalities made up 14% of car crash fatalities in 2008, reaching an all time high of 5,290.
- 2.35 million people were injured in automobile accidents in 2008.
- In 2008 there were a total of 24,351 traffic related fatalities, of those fatalities 55% were found not using seat belts.
- Wearing a seat belt in a car accident can help save your life. It can help keep you from striking the steering wheel or windshield, being thrown around, or being ejected from the car.
- Based on a 2005 study, the NHTSA claims that the number one cause of death for 15-20 year olds is automobile crashes.
- According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in 2008 there were 1,744 non-fatal crashes in the state of Colorado.
- 32% of all traffic fatalities in Colorado were linked to alcohol impaired driving accidents.
- One of the most common types of car crashes are rear end collisions.
- In 2000, according to the NHTSA 29.7% of all car accidents were rear-end collisions.
- Small Trucks and Sport Utility Vehicle’s (SUV) are more likely to be in roll-over accidents than small passenger cars.
- Approximately 1,000,000 people are exposed to whiplash in the U.S. each year.
- Inattentive drivers are one of the major reasons for a car crash.
- 31 percent of the drivers, aged 15-20 who were killed in motor vehicle crashes during 2008 had been drinking
- In more recent years, driving and the improper use of cell phones have become a major factor in automobile accidents.
- In motor vehicle crashes involving large trucks, the occupants of a car, usually the driver, sustain 78 percent of fatalities.