Chesterfield Car Accident Statistics
Missouri ranks as one of the deadliest states in the country for car accidents. This is partly due to its irregular weather patterns, multilane highways, and densely packed population. The Missouri Department of Transportation expresses the following statistics regarding Missouri car accidents in 2011:
- 1 person is killed in a traffic accident every 10 minutes in Missouri.
- 11,401 persons killed or injured in speed-involved crashes—one every 46.1 minutes.
- 3,833 persons killed or injured in drinking involved crashes—one every 2.3 hours.
- 12,960 persons killed or injured in young driver-involved crashes—one every 40.6 minutes.
- 16,176 persons killed or injured in older driver-involved crashes—one every 32.5 minutes.
- 3,599 persons killed or injured in a commercial motor vehicle involved crashes—one every 2.4 hours.
- 2,248 persons killed or injured in motorcycle involved crashes—one every 3.9 hours.
St. Louis is one of Missouri’s most dangerous cities to drive in. Chesterfield is an unassuming suburb when it comes to driving hazards. However, they still suffer accidents quite frequently:
- Chesterfield had nearly 1,500 traffic accidents in 2011 (four accidents per day).
- 204 of these crashes involved high speeds.
- 44 of these crashes involved an intoxicated driver.
- 378 were young-driver accidents.
- Two fatalities and more than 300 injuries resulted from traffic crashes in Chesterfield.
By gaining awareness about these phenomena and practicing safe driving habits, we can help to reduce these numbers and make the roads safer place.