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Montana: Dangerous Place to Drive

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, June 2, 2015

 

The PIA Western Alliance state of Montana is one of the most dangerous states in which to drive. This scary statistics is from a report generated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations (NHTSA) Fatal Accident Reporting System.

The reports focus is fatalities from 2009 to 2013. Two years ago in 2013 32,719 people died in auto crashes in the U.S. The good news in the report is in the last 10-years, auto crash deaths are down 25%.

 

Montana topped the charts for deaths in a number of categories and proves to be one of the most dangerous places to drive in the United States:

  Montana is number-two out of the five states most affected by careless driving.

  Montana is number five of the top-five states where road rage causes fatalities. Montana is also number one in fatalities for failure to obey signs.

  Montana is number-two in the number of drunk driving fatalities.

  Montana is number-one in speed related deaths.

 

A couple of other PIA Western Alliance states didnt do much better:

  New Mexico is number-two of the top-five states where fatalities are caused by improper or erratic lane changes.

  Idaho is number-five out of the top-five states where failure to stay in the proper lane causes fatalities.

  Arizona is number-four of the top-five states where police pursuit causes fatalities.

 

Here are more statistics for the top fatality causes in the PIA Western Alliance states:

Alaska Not adjusting to the road surface

Arizona Failure to yield the right of way

California Improper turning

Idaho Failure to stay in the proper lane

Montana Failure to yield the right of way

Nevada Failure to stay int he proper lane

New Mexico Failure to stay in the proper lane

Oregon Failure to stay in the proper lane

Washington Failure to yield the right of way

 

Source link: PropertyCasualty360.com

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