Indiana Traffic Safety Facts: Dangerous Driving 2010

Services: Analytical studies, Spatial analysis, Policy analysis

Research Areas: Criminal Justice, Public Safety

In 2010, dangerous driving actions were a contributing factor in 13 percent of all traffic collisions and 22 percent of fatal collisions in Indiana. The number of collisions involving dangerous driving actions increased two percent from 2009 to 2010 and seven percent on average each year since 2006 in Indiana. In 2010, nearly one-third of fatal dangerous
driving collisions involved alcohol, compared to 23 percent of all fatal collisions. When dangerous driving and alcohol were involved, collisions were 11 times more likely to result in a fatality than those where neither were involved.Young drivers and male drivers involved in collisions are more likely than other demographic groups to have been driving dangerously.

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Bill Newby
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  • Senior Policy Analyst
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