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) Crashes||2,956|
|Fatal Injury Crashes||13|
|Property Damage Only (PDO)||95|
|Total Alcohol-Related Crashes||153|
|Total Drives in Crashes||2,864|
|Alcohol Impaired Drivers in Crashes||66|
|Total Passengers in Crashes||1,046|
|Other Passenger Vehicles||9|
|Medium / Heavy Trucks||685|
|Bus / Van / Limo||22|
|Total Units in Crashes||6,409|
State and National Statistics
Fatal Crash Totals
|Single Vehicle||Multiple Vehicle||All Crashes|
|Ohio||525 (52%)||481 (48%)||1,006 (100%)|
|United States||18,450 (56%)||14,225 (44%)||32,675 (100%)|
|Total Drivers Killed||Drivers killed with known BAC results||Drivers killed with BACs > 0.08|
|Ohio||556||456 (82%)||166 (30%)|
|United States||15,479||11,074 (72%)||4,913 (32%)|
- 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.