Working with statistics

The table below shows some statistics for accidents suffered by truck drivers in an American state a couple of years ago.

 

Causes
Percent
Driving too fast.
10.5
Running off the road
11.3
Driving in the wrong lane
9.9
Not paying attention to driving (talking, eating, etc.)
8.9
Not obeying traffic signs
5.2
Reckless driving 
6.5
Feeling tired
2.4
Not seeing well because of bad weather
3.0
Suddenly falling ill
0.9
Starting or reversing improperly
0.4
Other causes
41.0

Exercise

Write a report based on these statistics. Here are some expressions to help you:

  • The biggest single cause . . .
  • 11.3% of accidents were caused by . . .
  • A lot of accidents (x.x%) were also due to . . .
  • Very few of these accidents(x.x%) were caused by . . .
  • More accidents happened because of . . . than . . .

What precautions could the drivers have taken to avoid these accidents?