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align="center" valign="bottom">Injury</td> <td align="center" valign="bottom">%</td> <td align="center" valign="bottom">Vehicle<BR>and/or<BR>Property<BR>Damage<BR>Only</td> <td align="center" valign="bottom">%</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" valign="bottom">Careless Driving</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">946</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">25.48</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">53,944</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">36.81</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">16,737</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">35.41 </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" valign="bottom">Failed/Yield Right-of-Way</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">508</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">13.69</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">28,316</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">19.32</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">6,819</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">14.43 </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" valign="bottom">Improper Backing**</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">9</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">0.24</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">1,598</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">1.09</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">1,242</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">2.63 </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" valign="bottom">Improper Lane Change**</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">69</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">1.86</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">4,255</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">2.90</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">1,660</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">3.51 </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" valign="bottom">Improper Turn**</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">71</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">1.91</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">5,298</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">3.62</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">1,465</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">3.10 </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" valign="bottom">Alcohol-Under Influence</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">404</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">10.88</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">3,693</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">2.52</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">3,441</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">7.28 </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" valign="bottom">Drugs-Under Influence**</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">62</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">1.67</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">275</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">0.19</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">265</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">0.56 </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" valign="bottom">Alcohol & Drugs-Under Influence</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">89</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">2.40</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">508</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">0.35</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">554</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">1.17 </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" valign="bottom">Followed Too Closely</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">9</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">0.24</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">6,135</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">4.19</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">1,913</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">4.05 </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" valign="bottom">Disregarded Traffic Signal</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">96</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">2.59</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">6,341</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">4.33</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">1,328</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">2.81 </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" valign="bottom">Exceeded Safe Speed Limit</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">293</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">7.89</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">3,914</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">2.67</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">1,155</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">2.44 </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" valign="bottom">Exceeded Stated Speed Limit</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">206</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">5.55</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">1,082</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">0.74</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">238</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">0.50 </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" valign="bottom">Disregarded Stop Sign</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">74</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">1.99</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">2,723</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">1.86</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">613</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">1.30 </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" valign="bottom">Failed to Maintain Equipment</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">37</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">1.00</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">1,402</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">0.96</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">580</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">1.23 </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" valign="bottom">Improper Passing**</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">39</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">1.05</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">737</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">0.50</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">249</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">0.53 </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" valign="bottom">Drove Left of Center</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">146</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">3.93</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">1,151</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">0.79</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">306</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">0.65 </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" valign="bottom">Obstructing Traffic**</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">16</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">0.43</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">414</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">0.28</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">126</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">0.27 </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" valign="bottom">Improper Load**</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">4</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">0.11</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">169</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">0.12</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">99</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">0.21 </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" valign="bottom">Disregard Other Traffic Control</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">10</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">0.27</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">433</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">0.30</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">156</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">0.33 </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" valign="bottom">Driving Wrong Side/Way**</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">60</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">1.62</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">871</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">0.59</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">205</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">0.43 </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" valign="bottom">Fleeing Police**</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">5</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">0.13</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">333</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">0.23</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">160</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">0.34 </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" valign="bottom">Vehicle Modified**</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">4</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">0.11</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">22</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">0.02</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">2</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">0.00 </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" valign="bottom">Driver Distraction</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">17</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">0.46</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">1,373</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">0.94</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">369</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">0.78 </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" valign="bottom">All Other</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">538</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">14.49</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">21,569</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">14.72</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">7,586</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">16.05 </td> </tr> <tr class="red1"> <td align="left" valign="bottom">Total</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">3,712</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">100</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">146,556</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">100</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">47,268</td> <td align="right" valign="bottom">100 </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <BR> <table width="90%" border="0" align="center"> <tr><td> <p align="justify">* This table lists contributing causes reported by the investigating officer for drivers in traffic crashes. 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