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What Drivers Were Doing


   
     
   

 

Fatal Accidents

What Drivers Were Doing

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

Making right turn

11

11

8

11

11

Making left turn

49

55

64

60

46

Making "U" turn

4

5

3

3

3

Going straight ahead

619

756

741

665

665

Slowing down, stopping

19

17

14

7

17

Overtaking (Passing on right)

3

7

7

7

6

Forward from parking space

1

0

0

1

1

Backward from parking space

1

2

0

1

1

Other backing

4

5

7

4

5

Stopped in traffic lane

33

40

37

33

38

Starting from a traffic lane

6

7

11

15

9

Starting from a parked position

2

1

0

5

1

Parked

38

32

41

38

34

Skidding

3

4

13

10

17

Passing on left

16

11

10

13

11

Avoiding vehicle, object, pedestrian

19

16

22

24

31

Emerging from alley or driveway

4

6

6

6

3

Unknown

73

25

17

47

44

Crossing highway through island

0

0

0

1

1

Being towed or pushed

0

0

0

1

0

Pushing or towing vehicle

0

0

0

0

0

Stalled on railroad tracks

0

0

0

0

1

Rounding curve or circle

112

111

173

143

113

Entering highway

1

2

4

4

0

Changing lanes

21

18

18

14

18

Other

0

0

0

0

0

TOTAL

1039

1131

1196

1113

1076

 

   
   

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