5 - Contributing Factors Data
Aggressive driving, inexperienced drivers, and roadway departures are the most frequent factors that contribute to severe crashes. As shown before, 93% of crashes involve driver error. Note that each of the contributing factors shown above also involve driver error.
Note that distracted driving isn't shown above as a frequent contributing factor. Distracted driving data is difficult to collect, as most drivers don't admit that they were driving distracted. Because of this, distracted driving is probably underreported as a contributing factor to severe crashes.
Were you surprised by any of the frequent contributing factors shown above? Were there any contributing factors you thought would be more common? If so, please reanswer the focus areas question below.