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Q: Automobile Accident statistics - New York State vs. Connecticut ( No Answer,   0 Comments )
Subject: Automobile Accident statistics - New York State vs. Connecticut
Category: Reference, Education and News > General Reference
Asked by: joeviggiano-ga
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Posted: 07 Nov 2006 10:48 PST
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Question ID: 780829
I am looking to compare the amount of registered drivers in NY and CT
with the amount of reported automobile accidents in the two states
over the last decade.
I am trying to find out which state has a generally higher percentage
of car crashes compared to their amount of registered drivers.
Please DO include New York City.
The accidents do not HAVE to have resulted in injury or death; simply
that they were reported.
If you find that it is too difficult to find the amount of registered
drivers, simply determine the total populations of the two states.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 07 Nov 2006 11:04 PST

This annual report from the National Highway Transportation Safety
Agency comes close to what you need:

except that it reports on fatalities, rather than total number of
crashes.  Chapter 5 gives breakouts by state, and Table 108, in
particular, has number of fatalities along with population and number
of licensed drivers and registered vehicles in each state.

Will that work for you, or must the data be total crashes?


Clarification of Question by joeviggiano-ga on 07 Nov 2006 12:09 PST
Please try and find total crashes.  I am making an attempt at
assessing driving ability of the residents of the two states. 
Unfortunately, if only accidents that happened to have a fatality are
counted, it doesn't really reflect overall driving abilities; as your
run of the mill fender bender is just as important. :-)

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 07 Nov 2006 12:38 PST
From what I can see, most of the comparative data is on fatalities,
especially in recent years.  It looks like total # of crashes used to
be collected regularly.  This report:

gives state by state comparisons of cost-per-capita of crashes.  NY
and Conn are neck in neck, second only to my hometown of Washington

Does that help?


Clarification of Question by joeviggiano-ga on 08 Nov 2006 08:37 PST
That report is pretty good!

Do you suppose the survival percentage in both states is close enough
where the fatality count might still be a useful statistic?
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