On a divided highway, especially freeways, Wrong Way Drivers is a serious problem because of the high speeds usually involved, since the result is more likely a head-on collision. In the United States, about 355 people are killed each year in crashes caused by drivers headed in the wrong direction on the highways. Given an average of 265 fatal Wrong Way Driver crashes, 1.34 fatalities per Wrong Way Driver fatal crash can be calculated. The significance of these kind of crashes is corroborated when this number is compared to the fatalities per fatal crash rate of 1.10 for all other crash types, which translates to 24 more fatalities per 100 fatal crashes for Wrong Way Driver crashes than for fatal crashes in general. This is an indication that every possible measures needs to be considered in efforts to mitigate this roadway epidemic.
On average 269 fatal crashes resulting in 359 deaths occurred annually in the United States with Texas, California, and Florida accounting for the highest number of Wrong Way Driver fatal crashes and fatalities and represent almost one-third of the national totals.
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