According to statistics taken from 2012 through 2016, August was ranked as the deadliest driving month of the year. During that time span 15,914 people perished in motor vehicle accidents. August 2 is the deadliest driving day altogether.

The Nationwide Smartride program has collected data from drivers showing the biggest contributing factors for accidents are as follows:

  • Hard Braking
  • Fast Accelerations
  • Time spend idling

Keep an eye out for these driving hazards as August takes over. Be cautious, be safe, and get home safely to your loved ones. To read more on this follow the link below.

Nationwide SmartRide® identifies hard braking, fast acceleration and sitting in traffic as main drivers of auto accidents

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Published by Marc Mayfield

Marc Mayfield is board-certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. View more posts