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Proceeding from Rear-End Collisions: 6 Things to Know (Pt. 1), here, we’ll continue pointing out some important facts to understand about these types of traffic accidents.

Rear-End Collisions: More Crucial Facts

3 – In about 3 out of every 4 rear-end collisions, vehicles were traveling at 10mph or less prior to the collision.

Did you know that about 75% of rear-end collisions occur when vehicles are going 10mph or less? Here are some more facts about rear-end collisions.

Did you know that about 75% of rear-end collisions occur when vehicles are going 10mph or less? Here are some more facts about rear-end collisions.

While rear-end collisions can occur anywhere, including on highways where vehicles are traveling at higher speeds, approximately 75 percent of these types of motor vehicle accidents take place when vehicles are going about 10 mph or slower. This is likely due to the fact that a large amount of these types of motor vehicles accidents occur at intersections (or other regions) where vehicles are slowing down/coming to stops.

This fact about rear-end collisions may seem to be positive on the surface, as the faster vehicles are traveling prior to any type of crash, the more severe the wreck and the resulting injuries typically are.

However, even at lower speeds – including single-digit speeds, the impacts of rear-end collisions can still be devastating, particularly if or when rear-end collisions:

  • End up injuring bystanders because they result in pedestrian accidents
  • Involve vehicles rear-ending motorcycle riders and/or smaller vehicles
  • Involve larger, heavier vehicles slamming into the back of smaller, lighter vehicles.

4 – More than 80 percent of rear-end collisions involve driver negligence.

Of all of the facts regarding rear-end collisions that we have revealed so far, this may be one of the more alarming facts, as it indicates that:

  • Motorists themselves are, by far and away, the biggest cause of these types of accidents.
  • The vast majority of rear-end collisions could be prevented if drivers were more diligent about being careful, alert and sober when driving.

Some of the various ways in which driver negligence can lead to rear-end collisions include (but are by no means exclusive to):

  • Texting while driving
  • Succumbing to other distractions while driving
  • Driving while intoxicated and/or drugged
  • Driving while excessively fatigued (which has been found to result in the same level of impairments as drunk driving)
  • Failing to comply with traffic laws (such as by speeding, running red lights, etc.).

Don’t miss the final installment of this blog series for a few more important facts about rear-end collisions.

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