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The Dangers of Driving

Dangers of Driving

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The Dangers of Driving

  • 2538 people die a year on average as a result of road accidents in the UK.
  • Risk Analysis: Your chance of being killed
    • Car Accident - 1 in 200
    • Train Crash - 1 in 65,000
    • Plane Crash - 1 in 7.6 million
    • Struck by Lightning - 1 in 14 million
    • The Chance of you winning the Lottery is 1 in 14 million - you are more likely to die on the journey to buy your ticket than to win!
  • Who are the Victims?
    • Men account for 76% of all road fatalities
    • Age of Victim:
      • 0-15 years - 12%
      • 15-59 years - 77%
      • 60+ years - 10%
    • Road User:
      • Pedestrian -12%
      • Cyclists - 4%
      • Motorcyclists - 6%
      • Car occupants - 70%
      • Other - 8%
  • The Components of a Fatal Car Crash
    • Speed: 49% of Fatal Collisions occur at over 55mph
    • Alcohol: Blood alcohol levels of 0.08% or greater
    • Age: Teens and Young adults die the most on the road
    • Mobile: 2.8 times more oikely to have a crash when using your mobile
    • Time: August is the month with the most fatal collisions
  • The cost of a single road death to the UK economy is £1.79 million
  • Serious Incidents by Region
    • North East - 1064
    • North West - 3634
    • Yorkshire & Humber - 3187
    • East Midlands - 2781
    • West Midlands - 2695
    • East England - 3431
    • London - 5187
    • South East - 4773
    • South West - 2640
  • The Most Dangerous Roads
    • In the UK: A537 Through the Peak District, known as the Cat & Fiddle. 34 killed or seriously injured a year.
    • In the World: The North Yungas Road, known as "The Death Road" in Bolivia, where 300 people die a year.