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Lesson 4

Part 4

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STATS AND FACTS

 

  • The number 1 causes of rear end collisions are stress & distractions.
  • Two important driving tips: always leave a safe following distance and pay attention
  • Practice commentary driving when just beginning – speak out loud
  • Two percent of traffic fatalities are bicyclists and thirteen percent are pedestrians
  • 23,000 people are killed by intoxicated drivers every year
  • Every 32 minutes a person is killed by a drunk driver
  • Drunk driving is the most frequently committed crime in the nation today
  • From Friday night to Sunday morning, 3 out of every 4 people have some alcohol in their systems
  • 2 out of every 10 drivers from Friday night to Sunday morning are intoxicated
  • Leading cause of death in birth to 78 years of age is motor vehicle accidents
  • $167,300.000.000 lost every year in motor vehicle costs, ie car damage, medical bills, etc.
  • In one year, 1 out of every 10 people will be involved in an accident as a driver or passenger
  • In five years, 1 out of every 20 people are injured in an accident
  • In a lifetime, 1 out of every 60 people is a fatality.

 

 

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