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People Table 32. Drivers of Large Trucks in Fatal Crashes by Number of Vehicles Involved and Distraction-Related and Impairment-Related Factors, 2019

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Driver Distraction-Related Factors Single-Vehicle Crashes: Number Single-Vehicle Crashes: Percent Multiple-Vehicle  Crashes: Number Multiple-Vehicle  Crashes: Percent Total: Number Total: Percent
Inattentive, Details Unknown 28 3.0% 67 1.7% 95 1.9%
Distraction/Inattention 15 1.6% 12 0.3% 27 0.5%
Distracted, Details Unknown 10 1.1% 15 0.4% 25 0.5%
Distracted by Outside Person, Object, or Event 5 0.5% 16 0.4% 21 0.4%
Other Distraction 7 0.7% 12 0.3% 19 0.4%
Using or Reaching For Device/Object Brought Into Vehicle 1 0.1% 16 0.4% 17 0.3%
Other Cellular Phone Related 5 0.5% 11 0.3% 16 0.3%
Talking or Listening to Cellular Phone 7 0.7% 6 0.1% 13 0.3%
Eating or Drinking 1 0.1% 7 0.2% 8 0.2%
Dialing Cellular Phone 2 0.2% 5 0.1% 7 0.1%
Distracted By Other Occupant(s) 1 0.1% 4 0.1% 5 0.1%
Careless/Inattentive 0 0.0% 4 0.1% 4 0.1%
Distracted By Moving Object in Vehicle 1 0.1% 1 * 2 *
Lost In Thought/Day Dreaming 0 0.0% 2 * 2 *
At Least One Driver Distraction-Related Factor Recorded 83 8.8% 178 4.4% 261 5.3%
No Driver Distraction-Related Factors Recorded 861 91.2% 3,827 95.6% 4,688 94.7%
Total 944 100.0% 4,005 100.0% 4,949 100.0%
Driver Impairment-Related Factors Single-Vehicle Crashes: Number Single-Vehicle Crashes: Percent Multiple-Vehicle  Crashes: Number Multiple-Vehicle  Crashes: Percent Total: Number Total: Percent
Under the Influence of Alcohol, Drugs, or Medication 42 4.4% 50 1.2% 92 1.9%
Asleep or Fatigued 38 4.0% 33 0.8% 71 1.4%
Ill, Blackout 19 2.0% 15 0.4% 34 0.7%
Emotional (Depressed, Angry, Disturbed, etc.) 5 0.5% 12 0.3% 17 0.3%
Physical Impairment – No Details 9 1.0% 4 0.1% 13 0.3%
Other Physical Impairment 4 0.4% 1 * 5 0.1%
At Least One Driver Impairment-Related Factor Recorded 117 12.4% 115 2.9% 232 4.7%
No Driver Impairment-Related Factors Recorded 827 87.6% 3,890 97.1% 4,717 95.3%
Total 944 100.0% 4,005 100.0% 4,949 100.0%
*Less than 0.05 percent.
Note: A large truck is defined as a truck with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 10,000 pounds.
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS).

 

Last updated: Tuesday, January 31, 2023