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Car Accident Statistics: True or False Quiz

Staying safe behind the wheel and on the road is important. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's traffic safety study, motor vehicle crashes in recent years totaled 5.3 million annually. See how much you know about traffic safety by taking this true or false car accident statistics and causes quiz – the answers may surprise you.

Accident statistics: True or false?

The majority of two-car accidents did not result in injury or serious harm.

True. Over 70 percent of accidents involving another moving vehicle – a total of 2.4 million – were considered "property damage only." Make sure your car is protected with collision insurance in case the unexpected happens.

About 6,000 lives were saved because of seat belts.

False. Nearly 12,000 lives were saved because drivers and passengers were wearing their seat belts. Make sure you and your passengers buckle up the next time you get in the car.

More accidents occur in the snow than in the rain.

False. Over two times more crashes happened in the rain than the snow, and nearly 380,000 property-damage-only accidents occurred in the rain. Use caution when driving at all times, but be mindful of elements that could affect your driving and potentially cause a car accident.

More vehicles were involved in accidents where the speed limit was lower than 55 mph.

True. Over 60 percent of property-damage-only accidents occurred in zones where the speed limit was less than 55 mph. Even at low speeds, there is still a risk for accidents.

The majority of car accidents involving injuries occur at night.

False. Nearly 70 percent of crashes (more than one million) resulting in injuries occurred during daylight hours. Stay protected during the day and night by considering auto medical payments coverage, which will help pay the medical bills of you and your passengers in case of an accident involving injuries.

Semi-trucks are involved in accidents the majority of the time.

False. Over 95 percent of vehicles in police-reported auto accidents were either passenger cars or light trucks. Be mindful of all other vehicles on the road, regardless of size.

How did you do? Now that you have taken the quiz and have learned some critical auto accident statistics, you can be more aware of the causes of car accidents the next time you hit the road.

The provided information and safety suggestions were obtained from sources believed to be reliable and is intended for informational purposes only. Titan and its affiliates assume no liability in connection with providing it or your use of it. Your circumstances may not warrant or require some or all of the safety suggestions, and there may be additional available safety procedures that are not referenced on this webpage.

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