When Safety Matters Most
- Someone is injured in an automobile accident every 14 seconds.
- Someone is killed in an automobile accident every 12 minutes; 40,000 U.S. deaths annually.
- The leading cause of death for individuals between ages 2 and 34 is automobile accidents.
- Over 2,000,000 people annually sustain permanent injury as a result of auto accidents.
- Your chance of being involved in an auto accident is 1 in 4.
Glare’s Impact on Driving?
- Driving an automobile is primarily a visual task, and vision contributes as much as 90% of the information needed to drive*
- Headlight glare is now on the front of research by the National Traffic Safety Institute as it is a leading cause of nighttime crashes.
- It takes a typical driver 10 seconds to recover from headlight glare situations.
- Sun glare can be a dangerous driving hazard year round. It is an especially serious problem in early Spring and Autumn.
Weather’s Effect on your Driving Safety?
- More than 1.5 million accidents occur in adverse weather conditions (1 out of 4 of all accidents)
- About 700,000 people are injured in an accident that occurs in adverse weather.
- 7,400 people die annually, on average, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident that occurred in adverse weather.
*Alexander & Luenfeld 1990
Statistics have been obtained from National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, U.S. Statistics & Information, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and the Center for Auto Safety.