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Accident Rates For City Driving & Highway Driving | HUB Insurance Hunter Blog

September 26th, 2011  |  Insurance

In general, there are two main types of driving that you will do; city driving and highway driving. While both require the same skill set, they both have their own unique similarities and differences. The main difference is the speed and the presence of pedestrians on city streets.

When it comes to accident rates, fatalities and personal injury the statistics are consistent year over year. While there is a notable difference in the number of city accidents compared to highway accidents, the severity of highway accidents is much greater and leads more fatalities in fewer accidents.

What does this data suggest?

  • Highway accidents are less frequent and more serious
  • Highway accidents are more dangerous
  • City accidents are more frequent and less serious
  • City accidents have a higher proportion of minor injuries

Since highway accidents involve greater speeds, this often results in more serious injuries. Therefore, it is vital that drivers watch their speed, remain alert, and do everything in their power to be a safe driver. The stakes are higher on highways and you cannot afford to make a serious mistake when behind the wheel.

City drivers, need to reduce distracted driving and pay more attention to reduce the number of avoidable accidents.

To learn more about the difference between city driving and highway driving, contact us at HUB Insurance Hunter. One of our insurance professionals would be happy to answer your questions. Don’t forget to visit our website and get 3 quotes in 3 minutes with us! 

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