According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA), most fatal car accidents occur within 25 miles of home.
For non-fatal crashes, more than half (52%) occur within 5 miles of home and about 77% take place within 15 miles of home. This indicates that the vast majority of car crashes occur close to people’s homes.
Many car accidents occur at intersections or on roads with speed limits of 40 mph or less. Drivers often rear-end each other at traffic lights, get confused about who has the right-of-way or make risky turns.
Car accidents also occur frequently at intersections. It’s common for drivers to be too distracted to brake in time or turn left when they don’t have enough time to complete a maneuver.
Drivers can also run red lights and ignore rules at intersections when driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol in Mission.