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 Administration’s (NHTSA) Fatal Accident Reporting System.
The report’s 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 didn’t 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