May 8, 2013
With the busy summer travel season approaching, Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney found some interesting facts from the 2011 Connecticut Department of Transportation report:
- Metal beam guard rails are the most commonly hit stationary objects by moving vehicles such as cars and motorcycles. Banks, ledges and rocks take second place.
- Most Connecticut car and motor vehicle collisions (37.32 percent) are rear-ended crashes. Jack-knife crashes are the least common.
- In 2011, Fairfield County had the most car crashes; 21,051 or 26.84 percent of all accidents
- January was the month with the highest number of car accidents in 2011: 10,786
- And the most car, truck, motorcycle crashes occurred on Fridays: 13,898
In addition, the cause of car and truck accidents were as follows on Connecticut roads:
- Following too closely - 26,553 accidents - 33.85 percent
- Failure to grant right of way - 10,595 accidents - 13.51 percent
- Driver lost control - 9,613 accidents - 12.26 percent
- Speed too fast for the conditions - 5,919 accidents - 7.55 percent