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 Temat postu: Wrong Way Drivers
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It comes with little to no warning. It is something most of us never prepare for. It kills hundreds of drivers and passengers annually. It is wrong way drivers and the incidence of them is on the rise. In fact, these types of accidents are on such an increase, the National Transportation Safety Board issued a special investigation regarding them. Those findings are found below:
The NTSB investigation focused on wrong-way driving crashes that occur on high-speed divided highways, such as interstates and expressways.
The wrong-way driving crashes highlighted in the report occurred in 8 states: California,Athletic Safety Shoes, Colorado, Kentucky, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.
Wrong-way collisions investigated by the NTSB resulted in 57 fatalities and 68 injuries and involved 17 passenger vehicles, 2 motorcoaches, 1 church activity bus,8 Inch Safety Boots, and 4 heavy combination vehicles.
The NTSB analyzed fatal crash data from 2004 - 2009 to obtain a national perspective of fatal wrong-way collisions in the U.S.
The NTSB analyzed data from 1,566 fatal wrong-way crashes, which resulted in 2,139 fatalities.
On average, 360 lives are lost annually in 260 fatal wrong-way collisions.
Wrong-way crashes are more likely to result in fatal or serious injuries than other types of highway accidents.
Over 80% of fatal wrong-way crashes involve head-on collisions at high speeds.
In a 1989 study by the California D.O.T. found a fatality rate 12 times greater fro wrong-way driving crashes than other types of accidents.
The NTSB Special Report also found certain characteristics of Wrong-Way Drivers:
Approx. 60% of wrong-way driving accidents involved alcohol. In a majority of the accidents investigated, the wrong-way driver had a Blood Alcohol Content over 0.15.
9% of wrong-way drivers had been convicted of driving while intoxicated within the 3 yrs prior to the accident.
Drivers over the age of 70 accounted for about 15% of collisions.
78% of wrong-way collisions occur between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.
57% of these collisions happen on weekends.
19% of wrong-way drivers were driving without a proper license.
Wrong-way accidents most often occur because the driver enters the highway via an exit ramp traveling in the wrong direction. They may also happen as the result of a driver making a U-turn on the highway or using the emergency turnaround via the median.

Some states are working on a solution to stop wrong-way drivers. Texas has added red lights to make wrong way signs more visible at night. Arizona has placed arrows with reflectors that shine red when traveling the wrong way.

Now you know the statistics. The who, what, where, why, so to speak. Now, what do you do

Be on guard. Always.

Do not use lane 1 on the interstate. This is also referred to as the "fast lane" or "passing lane". As a majority of wrong-way drivers are impaired,Sneakers Safety Shoes, they may believe lane 1 is the slow lane and are trying to avoid drawing attention to themselves.

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