Traffic Statistics for Wood County - 2016

At A Glance

  • One person was killed every 45.5 days
  • There were 3.1 persons injured every day
  • One person was injured every 7.8 hours
  • Of the drivers involved in crashes, 59.1% are males, 37.8% are females, and 3.1% are gender not stated.
  • Alcohol impaired drivers were involved in 25% of all fatalities
  • Of all crashes, 65.4% occurred during the daylight 


Property Damage Only (PDO) Crashes2,956
Fatal Injury Crashes13
Injury Crashes918
Total Crashes3,896


Property Damage Only (PDO)95
Fatal Injury3
Total Alcohol-Related Crashes153


Total Drives in Crashes2,864
Alcohol Impaired Drivers in Crashes66
Total Drivers2,930
Total Passengers in Crashes1,046


Passenger Vehicles5,606
Other Passenger Vehicles9
Medium / Heavy Trucks685
Bus / Van / Limo22
Total Units in Crashes6,409
To check out more in depth statistics for yourself, go to Ohio Department of Public Safety Crash Statistics

These statistics are provisional.
Last updated on 6/30/2016.

State and National Statistics

Fatal Crash Totals

 PopulationFatal CrashesDeaths
United States328,857,05629,98932,675

Crash Types

 Single VehicleMultiple VehicleAll Crashes
Ohio525 (52%)481 (48%)1,006 (100%)
United States18,450 (56%)14,225 (44%)32,675 (100%)

Alcohol Involvement

 Total Drivers KilledDrivers killed with known BAC resultsDrivers killed with BACs > 0.08
Ohio556456 (82%)166 (30%)
United States15,47911,074 (72%)4,913 (32%)

Other Statistics

  • At any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving, a number that has held steady since 2010. 
  • A 2015 Erie Insurance distracted driving survey reported that drivers do all sorts of dangerous things behind the wheel including brushing teeth and changing clothes.  The survey also found that 1/3 of drivers admitted to texting while driving, and 3/4 saying they’ve seen others do it. 
  • Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting.  When traveling at 55mph, that’s enough time to cover the length of a football field blindfolded
  • Smartphone ownership is growing.  In 2011, 52% of drivers reported owning a smartphone, and by 2014 that number had grown to 80%.  The greatest increases in smartphone ownership are among adults 40 and older. 
  • More than half (53%) of all adult cellphone owners have been on the giving or receiving end of a distracted walking encounter.
  • In 2014, 3,179 people were killed, and 431,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers.
  • As of December 2014, 169.3 billion text messages were sent in the US (includes Puerto Rico, the Territories, and Guam) every month.
  • 10% of all drivers 15 to 19 years old involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crashes.  This age group has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted at the time of the crashes. 
  • Drivers in their 20s are 23% of drivers in all fatal crashes, but are 27% of the distracted drivers and 38% of the distracted drivers were using cell phones in fatal crashes. 
  • The percentage of drivers text-messaging or visibly manipulating handheld devices increased from 1.7% in 2013 to 2.2% in 2014.  Since 2007, young drivers (age 16 to 24) have been observed manipulating electronic devices at higher rates than older drivers.
Fatal Data Crash Map

Wood County
Crash Fatality Difference
YTD 2016 vs. YTD 2015


This comparison indicates whether 2017 crash fatalities are up (+) or down (-) from 2016.