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Porsches, Mercury Cars More Likely to Cause Accident

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Aug. 30, 2019—A ValuePenguin.com study found that drivers of three car brands are more likely to cause a crash. ValuePenguin.com analyzed thousands of fatal crash data points from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Drivers of Porsches, Mercury cars, and vehicles from the former Oldsmobile brand were as much as 12 percent more likely than the national average to cause a fatal traffic accident.

Porsche drivers were most likely to contribute to a fatal accident. In more than 70 percent of fatal accidents involving these vehicles, the driver error led to the accident. Drivers of now-defunct Oldsmobile and Mercury brands ranked second and third most likely to cause a fatal accident. 

Volvo drivers are least likely to contribute to traffic accidents, followed by Kia drivers. Volvo drivers had a low rate of fatal accidents with alcohol involvement. ValuePenguin.com analyzed thousands of fatal crash data points from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,

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