Car Accident Facts Ohio
We have compiled some interesting facts on car accidents in Ohio. These statistics come from the Ohio Department of Public Safety and the year is 2015.
During the year 2015 Ohio documented a total of 302,403 motor vehicle accidents. There are many reasons for a vehicle accident, below are the most common reasons.
- Following too Close or Tailgating - over 77,000
- Failure to Control your Vehicle - over 44, 000
- Failure to Yield - over 37,000
- Improper Lane Changes/Passing - almost 27,000
- Speeding - about 11,000
- Backing - over 10,000
- Ran Red Light - almost 8,000
- Improper Turns - over 7000
- Left of Center - almost 5000
- Ran Stop Sign - over 4000
Not all of the accidents listed above resulted in injuries, however, injuries caused by car accidents and the most common cause of the accident was following too closely.
Vehicle accident deaths were mostly caused by failure to control.
Not all vehicle accidents involve other vehicles. Animals caused about 22,000 accidents. Most of these accidents occurred at night.
Poor weather was not a leading cause of vehicle accidents. Most vehicle accidents happen during clear weather during daytime hours and on dry roads.
Drunk driving attributed to 365 fatal accidents in 2015 for Ohio.
Distracted driving was the cause for almost 40 people killed in Ohio in 2015 and the trend is on the rise according to statics.
Cars are safer than ever today but even with all the high-tech safety features we still need to be responsible and understand that driving a vehicle is a tremendous responsibility. Operating a motor vehicle has to be your number one priority. Everything else has to wait. Arriving at your destination safely is a top priority. If you absolutely have to do something else, you should try to pull off the road if possible and tend to whatever else needs to be done, otherwise, everything else must wait until you are completely finished driving. It only takes a second or two to be distracted and be the cause of something horrific. It simply is not worth the risk. Take your driving, your health and the well-being of others serious.
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The attorneys at the Eshelman Legal Group understand that no matter how cautious you are, others may not be so careful, and accidents do happen. So we hope you don’t need to, but if you are in a situation where you need the advice of an personal injury attorney, the Eshelman Legal Group is here to help you. For over 40 years we have been assisting accident victims, and we are here to assist you too... because “We’ll make things right.”
Ask yourself this question… who does the adjuster work for? The adjuster works for the insurance company, they do not work for you.