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Table 1 Vehicle characteristics by DRL status

From: Daytime running lights in the USA: what is the impact on vehicle crashes in Minnesota?

  Std. DRL, year 1995+, N = 37,909 (%) No std. DRL, year 1995+, N = 146,728 (%)
Vehicle type
Automobile 29,750 (78.5) 97,317 (66.3)
Pickup 5,600 (14.8) 30,959 (21.1)
Van 2,559 (6.8) 18,452 (12.6)
Type of accidenta
Collision with vehicle 34,475 (90.9) 133,892 (91.3)
Collision with train 15 (<0.1) 30 (<0.1)
Collision with bike 358 (0.9) 1,379 (0.9)
Collision with pedestrian 230 (0.6) 911 (0.6)
Diagrama
Rear end 13,721 (36.2) 52,700 (35.9)
Sideswipe passing 2,396 (6.3) 9,379 (6.4)
Left turn into oncoming 2,412 (6.4) 9,723 (6.6)
Ran off road, left side 539 (1.4) 2,145 (1.5)
Right angle 7,979 (21) 30,347 (20.7)
Right turn into cross traffic 218 (0.6) 814 (0.6)
Ran off road, right side 728 (1.9) 3,019 (2.1)
Head on 499 (1.3) 2,147 (1.5)
Sideswipe opposing 406 (1.1) 1,612 (1.1)
Road descriptiona
Freeway (including ramps) 5,701 (15) 21,698 (14.8)
Other divided highway 6,054 (16) 22,640 (15.4)
One-way street 793 (2.1) 3,409 (2.3)
4–6 lane undivided, 2–3 each 7,063 (18.6) 27,380 (18.7)
3 lanes undivided 482 (1.3) 1,735 (1.2)
2 lanes, 1 each way 11,894 (31.4) 45,577 (31.1)
Alley, driveway 149 (0.4) 603 (0.4)
Private property 153 (0.4) 486 (0.3)
Functional classa
Rural 6,717 (17.7) 23,685 (16.1)
Urban 30,152 (79.5) 118,558 (80.8)
  1. aWhere percentages do not equal 100, categories labeled “not applicable” and “other” were incomplete and therefore not included in the data set