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Hello! I'm Dan Lyles with Lyles Insurance. And in this video, we're going to go over the 13 deadliest driving behaviors.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration collects data from traffic crash reports involving fatal accidents. They then categorize them by driving behaviors and rank them starting with the most dangerous. These are nothing surprising. But the order they’re ranked in probably will surprise you. The percentages listed represent what percent of fatal accidents that behavior was a factor in the crash.
So let's get started. Number one is Speeding. This includes both going over the posted speed limit and driving too fast in bad conditions. They have listed 20.8%, which means that of all fatal accidents, speeding is a factor in roughly 1 in every 5 fatal accidents.
Number 2, Driving under the influence. They make no distinction between alcohol, street drugs or medication. They're all count the same. And they represent 13.8%.
Number 3 is Failure to keep in proper lane. And this is mostly attributed to freeways and highways, roads that tend to have higher speed limits. And the percentage here is 9.2 percent.
Number 4 is Failure to yield right away. And that attributes to 7.2%.
Number 5, Driving distracted. This includes talking on your cell phone, eating, just talking to someone in the vehicle and not paying attention to the road, things like that. It's attributed to 7.1%
Number 6, Operating vehicle in a reckless manner. This includes reckless, careless and erratic driving. And they have it listed as 6.0%.
Number 7 is Over correcting, or over steering. This is at 4.8%.
Number 8, Failure to obey traffic signs, signals or officer. This is 4.2%.
Number 9 is Swerving or avoiding. This can be due to wind, slippery surface, other vehicle, an object or animal in the roadway, things like that. This is given a percentage of 4.0%.
Number 10 is Vision obscured. This is just basically lack of visibility for things such as rain, snow, glare from lights, etc. That's given a percentage of 3.0%.
Number 11, Driving drowsy, asleep, fatigued, sick or blackout. This is given a percentage of 2.6%.
Number 12 is Driving the wrong way on one-way traffic, or driving on the wrong side of the road. And this is given a percentage of 2.5%.
And finally number 13, Making an improper turn. Which is given a percentage of 2.3%.
So hopefully you learned something from this video. And I hope you enjoyed it. Thank you for watching. And have a great day!
Dan Lyles is an Independent Insurance Agent serving Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia..