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FATALITY ANALYSIS REPORTING SYSTEM (FARS) ENCYCLOPEDIA
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2016 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 : 2016

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Previous Convictions License Total (51,914)
Valid License (42,944) Invalid License (7,304) Unknown (1,666)
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Previous Recorded Crashes 6,958 16.2 1,141 15.6 12 0.7 8,111 15.6
Previous Recorded Suspensions or Revocations 4,515 10.5 3,130 42.9 6 0.4 7,651 14.7
Previous DWI Convictions 998 2.3 829 11.3 0 0.0 1,827 3.5
Previous Speeding Convictions 8,884 20.7 1,504 20.6 9 0.5 10,397 20.0
Previous Other Harmful Moving Convictions 8,502 19.8 2,120 29.0 18 1.1 10,640 20.5
Drivers with No Previous Convictions 24,243 56.5 3,129 42.8 1,638 98.3 29,010 55.9
Note: FARS records prior driving records (convictions only, not violations) for events occurring within 3 years 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 9,234 17.8
Under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication 5,592 10.8
Failure to keep in Proper Lane 3,890 7.5
Failure to Yield Right of Way 3,659 7.0
Distracted (phone, talking, eating, object, etc.) 3,210 6.2
Operating vehicle in a careless manner 2,696 5.2
Overcorrecting/oversteering 1,967 3.8
Failure to Obey traffic signs,signals, or officer 2,064 4.0
Operating vehicle in erratic, reckless, careless, or negligent manner 2,002 3.9
Swerving or avoiding due to wind, slippery surface, vehicle, object, nonmotorist in roadway, etc. 1,307 2.5
Vision obscured (rain, snow, glare, lights, building, trees, etc.) 1,566 3.0
Drowsy, asleep, fatigued, ill, or blackout 1,310 2.5
Driving wrong way on one-way trafficway or wrong side of road 1,169 2.3
Making Improper Turn 348 0.7
Other Factors 6,130 11.8
None Reported 15,970 30.8
Unknown 8,479 16.3
Total Drivers 51,914 100.0
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.