Do You Drive Vehicle Brand Involved in Most Fatal Crashes in Illinois?
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration fatal crash data from 2011 to 2020 revealed the most and least safe vehicle brands on Illinois roads. Is it your brand?
Smart Car Buying Decisions
Vehicle safety is at the top of the priority list for many car shoppers and data like what you're about to see can help make the best decisions for your family. There are so many different car brands now, that it's hard to know from all the marketing which brand is going to fit your safety needs.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) took a look at the number of fatal crashes per 1,000 drivers, from 2011 to 2020. What they were able to confirm, were the safest and least safe cars on the road. And, the data was also compiled for every state. One important thing to keep in mind is three other factors that play a role in how safe the many vehicle brands are:
- Road conditions
- Driving behaviors
Safest Vehicle Brands in Illinois
Here are the top 3 safest car brands on Illinois roads according to this study,
#3 - Mercedes-Benz
#2 - Audi
#1 - Subaru
These three vehicle brands outperformed most other brands on a national level as well. Overall, NHTSA's data proved,
Subaru continues to be a stand-out car brand, with the fewest fatal crashes in 17 U.S. states.
Now, the bad news.
The Least Safe Vehicle Brands in Illinois
#3 - Chrysler
#2 - Buick
and the least safe vehicle brand in Illinois is
#1 - Dodge
Let's hope these findings encourage all auto manufacturers to keep safety a top priority when designing their vehicles.
For more information on the study, including the methodology used to reach these results, click HERE.