Americans ranked the most “dangerous” carsSeptember 5, 2019
In the course of the study, experts found out which car brands most often fell into fatal road accidents. For this, the data of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the United States for 2017 were studied.
U.S. road safety experts are certain car owners of certain brands are more prone to reckless driving. This thesis was confirmed by a recent study, during which it was possible to identify the most “deadly” cars. In general, according to American car experts, three reasons most often lead to tragic accidents: speeding, alcohol and drugs. Each of these reasons formed the basis of an independent rating. So, for example, out of the total number of accidents with Infiniti cars, every third was due to speeding, and the cause of every second accident was “drunk” driving. In five percent of cases, the driver was under the influence of drugs.
High rates of road accidents are also demonstrated by the brands Mercedes-Benz, Acura and Lexus. This made it possible to argue that reckless driving is more often practiced by drivers of expensive cars. For comparison, luxury models accounted for 27% of road crashes due to speeding, and 25% for cars from the mass market.
There is another pattern: Asian and German car brands are more likely to get into reports because of dangerous driving. So, in three out of ten accidents with cars under the brands Mitsubishi, Volkswagen and Honda, a trivial speeding led to a collision. While the brands Buick, Chrysler and Lincoln, this figure is much lower.
Acura, Cadillac and Mercedes-Benz, in turn, entered the TOP-5 leaders in the category of “drunk” accidents. But drivers of Pontiac and Mitsubishi cars provided these brands with leadership in the ranking of accidents committed under the influence of light drugs. In addition, Pontiac topped the list of brands whose drivers had an accident under heavy drugs.
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