The American Litter Scorecard – Top Dangerous States for Litter-Debris (This is a great report by Steve Spacek)-1,100+ Americans are killed annually in litter/debris-caused vehicle accidents (Nat. Hwy Trans. Safety Admin. stats.)
The states colored “red” (Dangerous State Powerpoint) are the worst per capita/vehicles registered.
Middle-lower Southern states still the epicenter for these accidents.
Will have a new Scorecard out, late 2010/early 2011 (scoring data only changes ever 2-3 years).
I Just Gotta Tell Ya
- 25,000 Accidents are caused in USA each year by litter
- 45% of Utahans surveyed have experience damage to their cars due to falling debris from other cars
- Litter impacts car insurance rates because 1,000’s of auto accidents are litter-related.
- Between 1999 and 2001, Arizona reported 5 fatal accidents due to road debris. Accidents and slowdowns due to road debris also cause delays and increase the time we spend stuck in traffic.