Why Do 75% of All Fatal Auto Accidents Occur Within 25 Miles of Your Home?

The statistic that 75% of all fatal auto accidents occur within 25 miles of home is quite alarming.

It does make it sound like there’s a bubble of danger around your own home, or that you’ll be safe if only you’re willing to stay more than 25 miles from your house.

The truth behind the statistic, though, is that most people do the bulk of their driving within 25 miles of their homes, so of course the preponderance of accidents will happen there.

You’re actually safer on familiar territory than not.

About Karen Hill

Karen Hill is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist. Born in New York, her work has appeared in the Examiner, Yahoo News, Buzzfeed, among others.

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