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2018 data based on FARS data publication, 1st release
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Driver Involved in Fatal Crashes, by Previous Driving Record and License Status - State : USA, Year : 2018

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Previous Convictions License Total (51,490)
Valid License (42,646) Invalid License (7,075) Unknown (1,769)
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Previous Recorded Crashes 7,229 17.0 1,176 16.6 18 1.0 8,423 16.4
Previous Recorded Suspensions or Revocations 4,310 10.1 2,940 41.6 3 0.2 7,253 14.1
Previous DWI Convictions 876 2.1 696 9.8 1 0.1 1,573 3.1
Previous Speeding Convictions 8,292 19.4 1,340 18.9 15 0.8 9,647 18.7
Previous Other Harmful Moving Convictions 7,386 17.3 1,930 27.3 23 1.3 9,339 18.1
Drivers with No Previous Convictions 24,738 58.0 3,114 44.0 1,729 97.7 29,581 57.4
Note: FARS records prior driving records (convictions only, not violations) for events occurring within 3 years (for FARS 2014 and earlier) or 5 years (for FARS 2015 and later) of the date of the crash. The same driver can have one or more of these convictions.

Related Factors for Drivers Involved in Fatal Crashes

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Factors Number Percent
Driving too fast for conditions or in excess of posted limit 8,596 16.7
Under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication 5,175 10.1
Failure to keep in Proper Lane 3,706 7.2
Failure to Yield Right of Way 3,579 7.0
Distracted (phone, talking, eating, object, etc.) 2,688 5.2
Operating vehicle in a careless manner 2,797 5.4
Overcorrecting/oversteering 1,617 3.1
Failure to Obey traffic signs,signals, or officer 1,990 3.9
Operating vehicle in erratic, reckless, careless, or negligent manner 1,955 3.8
Swerving or avoiding due to wind, slippery surface, vehicle, object, nonmotorist in roadway, etc. 1,176 2.3
Vision obscured (rain, snow, glare, lights, building, trees, etc.) 1,540 3.0
Driving wrong way on one-way trafficway or wrong side of road 1,243 2.4
Drowsy, asleep, fatigued, ill, or blackout 1,221 2.4
Making Improper Turn 635 1.2
Other Factors 5,203 10.1
None Reported 9,167 17.8
Unknown 16,012 31.1
Total Drivers 51,490 100.0
Note: The sum of the numbers and percentages is greater than total drivers as more than one factor may be present for the same driver.