At Least 1 in 7 Traffic Accident Fatalities in Indiana Involve 1 Large Truck
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently released their publication entitled Traffic Safety Facts Indiana 2008-2012. This publication offers the raw data statistics on the state of the State of Indiana’s road crash fatalities. Following are some of the grim statistics for 2012:
- 29% of all fatal crashes involved a driver with a .08+ Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)
- 53% of crash fatalities age 5 and over were known to be restrained
- 10% of all Indiana road fatalities occurred in Marion County; Lake County was next at 5%
- There were 152 motorcycle fatalities; 30 of the fatalities were helmeted — 116 were not wearing a helmet. 77% of motorcycle fatalities were not wearing a helmet.
- Motorcycle fatalities made up 20% of all fatally injured crash victims—1 in 5 fatalities
- .02% of motorcycle fatalities involve a person under the age of 20; the age group that has the highest number of fatal injuries at 25% is age group 50-59
- 24% of all crash fatalities involved a driver exceeding the speed limit
- 1 in approximately every 7 crash fatalities involved at least one large truck
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