Distracted Driver Statistics:
- Annual Economic cost of U.S. automobile accidents EXCEEDS $800 Billion - NHTSA
- Every 2 seconds there is a crash caused by driver texting - NHTSA
- 19 fatal car accidents per day are attributed to Distracted Driving - NHTSA
- 1,600,000 Distracted Driving accidents per year – National Safety Council
- 11 teen deaths each day due to driver distraction & cell phone use – I.I.H.S. Fatality Facts
- Drivers texting are 23 times more likely to be in an automobile accident
- 16,687 crashes in roadway construction and maintenance zones in Texas in 2012, resulting in 134 fatalities
- Cell phone use while driving reduces brain activity required for driving by 37% - NHTSA
- 60% of all accidents are estimated to be caused by one of the numerous driver distractions provided in most new cars.
Statistics generated by North-Western's National study of 466 Ambulance Accidents:
- 358 crashes resulted in a total of 962 injuries, or three injuries per accident
- There were 79 fatal accidents resulting in 99 fatalities
- There is a 21% probability of an ambulance accident resulting in a fatality.
- There are at least 6,500 Ambulance accidents per year.
- The occupational fatality rate from ambulance crashes is four times the US average when compared to other occupations
- Emergency medical personnel are at a higher crash risk than other first responders including law enforcement officers and firefighters
Additional Emergency Vehicle Accidents Statistics:
- There are 9,000 Ambulance & Fire Apparatus accidents per year; Half result in fatalities
- The highest at-risk individuals in these accidents are the life-saving, first responding EMS personnel.
- 20%-25% of all firefighter deaths are not related to fire fighting, but occur in accidents when responding to emergencies
- Accidents responding to emergencies is the 2nd leading cause of fire fighter fatalities.
- 58.8% of ambulance accident fatalities occur in the patient compartment
- 43% of ambulance crashes occurred where two or more roads cross.
Agency, Municipality, Insurance Carrier and Tax Payer Expenses:
- Los Angeles Police Department paid $24,000,000 in 2011 for settlements and verdicts related to accidents involving their police cars.
- Chicago paid $7,000,000 in 2007 for settlements and verdicts related to accidents involving their patrol cars.
- $35 Billion is the estimated annual cost of Emergency Vehicles accidents in the United States.
- $250 Billion is the estimated annual global cost of Emergency Vehicle accidents.
- Fire Department of New York (NYFD) responded to 216,987 non-fire emergencies in 2011.
- Between 1998 and 2008, 50% of all Law Enforcement Officer Deaths resulted from Vehicle Accidents.
- Since 1980, every state except New York and Alabama has had an increase in the percentage of Law Enforcement Officers deaths resulting from vehicular accidents.
- An Australian study notes that ambulance providers are at a 50% greater risk being involved in a crash while on duty then when driving a private automobile.
- Department of Emergency Medicine, Wright State University School of Medicine - "The siren is an extremely limited warning device, and exposure to siren noise can cause hearing loss." A Wisconsin Fire Fighter has filed a law suit against his fire department because of his siren noise related hearing loss.
- Wake Accidents occur as a result of panic caused by hearing Sirens at last minute and drivers freezing where they are by slamming on their brakes. It is estimated that there are five wake accidents per emergency vehicle siren run.
- Most private vehicle insurance policies are insufficient to cover the replacement cost of an ambulance or fire apparatus if the private vehicle driver is found responsible in an accident involving these emergency vehicles. This will create a significant out-of-pocket financial expense for that individual to make up the difference of the damage and the amount covered by the insurance carrier.
STATISTICS VALIDATE THE INCREASE IN ACCIDENTS CAUSED BY DISTRACTED DRIVING, ACCIDENTS INVOLVING EMERGENCY VEHICLES AND THE INCREASING NUMBER OF FATALITIES AND INJURIES.
2015 MARKED THE LARGEST INCREASE IN TRAFFIC DEATHS SINCE 1966
2016 TRAFFIC FATALITIES OF UP 10.4% OVER 2015
EMERGENCY ALERT SOLUTIONS HAS TECHNOLOGY TO REVERSE THIS GROWING & DEBILITATING PROBLEM AS RELATED TO THE ENERGENCY VEHICLE SECTOR.
REDUCING DRIVER DISTRACTION AND REDUCING CRASHES, FATALITIES & INJURIES
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