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Barish, Lawrence S.; Theobald, H. Rupert (ed.) / State of Wisconsin 1991-1992 Blue Book
(1991-1992)

Statistical information on Wisconsin,   pp. [565]-832 PDF (88.2 MB)


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WISCONSIN MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS - Cont.
            Possible Contributing Circumstances, 1989
                        Urban Accidents*                           Rural
Accidents*
Property                        Personal    Property                    
 Personal    Property
Damage       Total     Fatal     Injury     Damage      Total    Fatal  
  Injury     Damage
Circumstance by category                  Total
DRIVER
  Speed too fast for conditions.............  26,516
  Failure to yield right of way.............  26,516
  Inattentive driving..................... 26,931
  Following too close..................... 8,170
  Improper turn........................    5,374
  Left of center .......     ..  ..   .    3,182
  Disregard signal.......................  4,297
  Disregard stop sign ....................2,883
  Improper overtaking...................   2,721
  Unsafe backing........................   3,941
  Fail to control......................... 21,116
  Driver condition.......................  8,500
  Other ............................... . 8,026
  Unknown ............................   116,915
HIGHWAY
  Snow/ice/wet ..........................31,380
  Narrow shoulder .......................1,171
  Low  shoulder.........................     714
  Soft shoulder..........................    363
  Rough pavement ......................      251
  Debris rom prior accident".................196
  Other debris..........................     582
  Sign missing/obstructed ................   130
  Narrow bridge .......................    97
  Construction zone .....................2,186
  Visibility obstructed.................... 4,179
  Other ............................... . 2,752
  Unknown ............................ 188,345
VEHICLE
  Brakes .............................. . 1,260
  Tires ................................  1,141
  Steering ...............................366
  Turn signals1.........................     188
  Head lamps..........................       124
  Stop lamps ...........................     106
  Tail lamps ............................     49
  Disabled from prior accident.............   72
  Other disabled........................     192
  Mirrors ...............................     21
  Suspension ...........................      87
  Other ............................... . 1,453
  Unknown ............................    169,659
236
105
125
   9
   9
 112
 14
 46
 18
   2
 204
 139
 35
 510
 148
   8
   6
   4
   0
   0
   4
   3
   3
   7
   37
   19
1,008
   2
   16
   1
   0
   3
   1
   0
   1
   0
   0
   2
   6
   709
9,653
9,830
10,199
3,148
1,106
1,363
1,938
1,412
  739
  303
  7,747
  4,497
  2,475
36,095
9,241
   365
   266
   153
   122
   82
   198
   61
   38
   811
 1,609
   882
64,185
   472
   424
   142
   57
   57
   35
   18
   23
   60
     4
     39
   396
56,113
16,627      13,028
16,581      19,830
16,607      16,167
  5,013      6,116
  4,259      4,021
  1,707      1,117
  2,345      3,925
  1,425      1,897
  1,964      1,330
  3,636      2,758
  13,165    10,494
  3,864      4,121
  5,516      5,939
  80,310    77,820
  21,991    15,900
  798          125
  442           52
  206           36
  129           66
  114           76
  380          239
    66          69
    56          10
  1,368      1,171
  2,533      2,139
  1,851      1,104
123,152    129,960
   786         851
   701         453
   223         190
   131          84
   64           84
   70           46
     31         19
     48         35
     132       129
     17         12
     46         25
  1,051        760
112,837     115,297
63
32
21
  2
  1
  5
  9
  10
  5
  0
  46
  42
  14
127
22
  2
  0
  0
  0
  0
  2
  0
  0
  4
  4
  2
280
  0
  3
  0
  0
  1
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  0
  2
184
4,324
7,135
5,692
2,336
   725
   384
 1,770
   868
   309
   197
 3,236
 1,989
 1,733
25,115
4,554
    33
    20
    16
    34
    21
    92
    30
    1
    408
    806
    377
44,063
   332
   142
   68
   27
   43
   16
     7
     12
     44
     3
     9
   211
37.905
8,641      13,488
12,663      6,686
10,454     10,764
3,778       2,054
3,295       1,353
  728       2,065
  2,146      372
  1,019      986
  1,016     1,391
  2,561     1,183
  7,212    10,622
  2,090     4,379
  4,192     2,087
52,578     39,095
11,324     15,480
   90       1,046
   32         662
   20         327
   32         185
   55         120
   145        343
   39          61
     9         87
   759      1,015
 1,329      2,040
   725      1,648
85,617     58,385
   519        409
   308        688
   122        176
   57         104
   40          40
   30          60
   12          30
   23          37
   85          63
     9          9
     16        62
   547        693
77,208     54,362
173
73
104
  7
  8
107
  5
  36
  13
  2
158
97
21
383
126
  6
  6
  4
  0
  0
  2
  3
  3
  3
  33
  17
728
  2
  13
  1
  0
  2
  1
  0
  1
  0
  0
  2
  4
525
5,329
2,695
4,507
  812
  381
  979
  168
  544
  430
  106
  4,511
  2,508
  742
10,980
4,687
   332
   246
   137
   88
   61
   106
   31
   37
   403
   803
   505
20,122
   140
   282
   74
   30
   14
   19
   11
   11
   16
     1
     30
   185
18,208
7,986
3,918
6,153
1,235
   964
   979
   199      Cl
   406       0
   948       Z
 1,075
 5,953      Z
 1,774
 1,324
27,732      r
10,667
   708
   410       0
   186        0
   97
   59
   235       -
   27       1%0
   47       11
   609       -
 1,204
 1,126      x,
 37,535
   267
   393
   101
   74
   24
   40
   19
   25
   47
     8
     30
   504
35,629
*Numbers represent the number of times a possible contributing circumstance
was cited and not number of accidents.
Source: Wisconsin Department of Transportation, 1989 Wisconsin Traffic Accident
Facts, 1990.
All Acc- e't-
AllNINM TR  EIL Accidents*mCot
            Personal
r 4 t,41  IIIJ ul y               ý W.-.                         
                                -  -
Fatal     Tnhrv


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