If you live or drive in Pennsylvania and are between the ages of 25 and 54, statistics show that you are more than any other age group to be involved in an automobile accident. The National Safety Council has gathered the statistics on traffic accidents across the United States, and in particular, those that have resulted in one or more fatalities.
Drivers 50 to 54 were involved in most fatal accidents
Across the United States, someone dies in a car accident every 12 minutes, and someone is injured every 14 seconds, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Their statistics show that people between 50 and 54 are more likely to be involved in a fatal accident. These drivers make up 9.4% of all drivers on the road. The study found that 20.3 drivers per 100,000 were involved in a deadly accident.
Drivers 35 to 39 weren’t far behind
Finishing in second place were drivers between 35 and 39. There are approximately 1.5 million fewer drivers in this age group than individuals between 50 to 54 years of age on the roads. This group makes up only 8.4% of all U.S. drivers. According to the study, 22.3 drivers per 100,000 were involved in a fatal motor vehicle accident.
Drivers 30 to 34 take third
The third group of drivers most likely to be involved in an accident is drivers between 30 and 34. This group makes up 8.8% of all drivers. If you are one of the average 25.2 drivers per 100,000 involved in a fatal accident, then you may want to seek help from an experienced attorney.
While age alone is obviously not the primary cause of most car accidents, it’s interesting to observe the habits displayed by each of these groups and how they contribute to risky driving. Whatever your age, it’s important to remember overconfidence and speeding are two major factors that can cause an accident.