Here at The Clark Law Office, we have looked into Traffic Crash and Economic data spanning the last 3 years to give you a better idea of how auto accidents in Michigan have a heavy toll on both human lives and the overall economy.  You probably already knew that car accidents are one of the leading causes in death in the United States, but most people don’t realize the extraordinary economic costs associated with traffic crashes.   This infographic provides an easy way to take in information about traffic crash statistics in Michigan, including how texting and driving results in accidents, how driving conditions account for traffic crashes, the economic costs to urban areas, and some revealing facts regarding how often various accidents take place in Michigan.

 

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Traffic Crash Statistics in Michigan

  • 889 persons were killed in traffic crashes in 2011
  • 936 persons were killed in traffic crashes in 2012
  • 951 persons were killed in traffic crashes in 2013
  • 71,796 persons were injured in traffic crashes in 2011
  • 70,518 persons were injured in traffic crashes in 2012
  • 71,031 persons were injured in traffic crashes in 2013
  • 284,049 accidents were reported in 2011
  • 273,891 accidents were reported in 2012
  • 289,061 accidents were reported in 2013

Texting and Driving Statistics Nationwide 2014

  • Cell phones are involved in 1.6 million automobile-related accidents annually
  • Texting and Driving causes 500,000 injuries and 6,000 deaths per year
  • Individuals sending or reading text messages while driving are 23% more likely to be involved in a car crash
  • A crash typically happens within an average of 3 seconds after the driver is distracted
  • Up to 80% of all crashes involve some form of driver distraction
  • Texting while driving is 6 times more likely to cause an auto crash than driving when intoxicated

Human and Economic Losses

  • Speeding Crashes account for 21% ($59 Billion) of the economic loss to the nation and 24% ($210 Billion) of the societal harm
  • Drunken Driving Crashes account for 18% ($49 Billion) of the economic loss to the nation and 23% ($199 Billion) of the societal harm
  • Distraction Crashes account for 17% ($46 Billion) of the economic loss to the nation and 15% ($129 Billion) of the societal harm
  • Each fatal crash in 99 urban areas carries an economic toll of about $6 million according to the Federal Highway Administration

Michigan Crash Watch – How Often Is There An Accident in Michigan? (HH:MM:SS)

  • A traffic accident occurs every 00:01:49
  • A person is killed every 09:13:00
  • A person is injured every 00:07:24
  • A person is killed in an alcohol related crash every 30:00:51
  • A motorcyclist is injured every 03:30:00
  • A bicyclist is injured every 05:55:00
  • A pedestrian is injured every 04:31:00

Sources Used in This Infographic

http://www.donttextdrive.com/statistics

http://publications.michigantrafficcrashfacts.org/2013/quick_1.pdf

http://www.nsc.org/distracteddrivingdocuments/nsc-under-reporting-white-paper.pdf

http://www.injurycenter.umich.edu/sites/default/files/documents/2012%20quick%20facts.pdf

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/05/29/steep-economic-toll-of-crashes/9715893

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