Dangerous driving actions contribute to one-quarter of Indiana fatal collisions

July 08, 2010

In 2009, dangerous driving actions were a contributing factor in 13 percent of all traffic collisions and 25 percent of fatal collisions in Indiana. This fact sheet provides summary data on Indiana traffic collisions involving dangerous driving, which includes aggressive driving, disregarding traffic signals, and speeding. Included are general trends in collision outcomes, the incidence of dangerous driving by vehicle type and driver age, alcohol involvement, safety equipment use rates, county level statistics, and economic cost estimates. Data are supplied by the Indiana State Police Automated Reporting Information Exchange System (ARIES).