Auto Accident Collisions: 2012

We all now auto accident collisions happen everyday, ranging from minor bumps to serious head on collisions.  Last November, the National Highway Safety Administration released the 2012 motor vehicle crash overview.  You can read the full article by clicking here.

Some quick facts-

  • Fatalities increased 3.3% from 2011
  • Most fatalities were non-occupant and motorcyclist-there were ten times more unhelmeted fatalities in states without helmet laws.
  • Injury accidents increased, up 145,000 from 2011
  • In 2012 10,322 people were killed because of drunk drivers

The report also breaks down each State as it relates to alcohol impaired fatalities.  In 2012 Arizona had 825  auto related fatalities of these 227 (or 28%) involved alcohol, which is slightly below the national average of 31%.  The state with the highest % was Montana; however there were only a total of 205 auto related fatalities.  Texas had the most auto fatalities at 3,398 with 38% involving alcohol.

Drinking and driving not only posses a danger to the drive but others on the road.  Driving has its own perils without the addition of driving under the influence.  If you are out driving call a cab, the $40 cab ride home is not only cheaper in the long run but the correct thing to do as well.