2010’s Global Car Accident Data

Posted on 18 April 2011 by Tony Santos

2010 Car Accident Data

Car crashes these days have hugely common in the world due to the faster life and the increase in the number of vehicles on the road. Throughout the world a majority of the fatalities are caused due to road accidents. Here is the statistical data for the global car accidents in the year 2010 and the underlying causes.

  • Statistical data has it that about 90% of the accidents occurs in the countries with low and middle incomes.
  • The number of fatal car accidents that took place in the year 2010 is a whopping 32,146.
  • Those that involved just a single vehicle were counted as 19,541 and those that involved two or more are 12,121.
  • While more than a half of the casualties (59%) occurred due to not wearing the seatbelts roll over crashes resulting normally into whiplash injuries had deaths of about 82%.
  • The alcohol related fatalities also accounted to a greater percentage.
  • Studies also have it that there is an emergency case in the hospitals due to car accidents every ten seconds.
  • A huge percentage of the car crashes took place in the United States and the number of deaths accounts upto an average of 75,000.

Some of the major causes of the majority of the car accidents are as follows.

  • One of the common causes of car crashes is drunk driving. Though most of the countries raise voice against drunk driving, there seems to be too little an impact on all these admonitions.
  • Most of these accidents were involved with the teens and young adults. Further, it has been found that the male teens are more likely to get involved in accidents as compared to the female teens.
  • Some of the accidents can also involve the worst used cars as there may be malfunctions in them.
  • Another major cause has been over speeding and talking over the mobile phones while on the drive. The latter has been the reason for second most number of accidents. So it’s a good thing to have your life or car insurance for compensation of any loss or vehicle accidents.

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