(Mirror Daily, United States) – According to the latest survey, risky driving behavior causes more than 320,000 crashes annually. The most common risky driving behavior is impaired driving, speeding, not wearing a seatbelt, emailing or texting, running on a red light, and drowsy driving.
The Association for American Automobiles (AAA) around 87 percent of the drivers engaged in risky driving behavior only in the past month, alone. Furthermore, they do so even though 1 in 3 Americans know somebody who either died or was seriously injured in a car crash accident.
Risky driving behavior causes more than 320,000 crashes annually, many of them leaving the victims with permanent physical damage.
The latest research conducted by the Association for American Automobiles Traffic Safety Foundation revealed that the deadliest year for motorized vehicles owners was 2015. The number of victims registered on the roadways of Arizona was higher than they have been in seven years.
In the first nine months of 2015, a total of 891 people died because of risky driving behavior such as impaired driving, not wearing a seatbelt or speeding. Per comparison, 773 deaths were registered at the same time span in 2014.
The director of public affairs and communications for the Arizona department of the AAA, Linda Gorman, declared that people are indifferent in matters of road safety. Most of the drivers hit the road thinking that they are particularly careful while driving even though they sometimes omit safety measures.
Drowsy driving is one of the most common risky driving behavior. A third of the total number of motorists confessed to driving while feeling extremely tired at a certain point during last month. Also, around 22 percent of the surveyed drivers admitted having engaged in drowsy driving in more than one instance in the past month. This kind of risky driving behavior causes more than 320,000 crashes annually.
Speeding is another factor that causes deadly car crashes. Almost 48 percent admitted speeding about and over 15 mph. out of this bunch, 15 percent confessed that the speeding was a regular behavior.
Emailing or texting is a new problem. It only started to affect people a couple of years ago, but its incidence grows from year to year. Only in the past month, nearly half of the surveyed drivers admitted to emailing or texting while driving.
Emailing and texting are even more dangerous than running a red light or not wearing your seatbelt. It’s important that motorists keep in mind that if their vision is impaired for even a fraction of a second, the risk of impact grows considerably.
Risky driving behavior causes more than 320,000 crashes annually. The AAA is urging drivers to keep safe.
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