Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Car Crash Statistics

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With cars being manufactured with more safety features than ever before, it would make sense to think that car accidents should not be a huge concern anymore. In fact, car accidents remain to be a leading cause of death and injury in the USA. Below are five alarming 2012 car accident statistics to keep in mind.

Like previous years, November was the month in 2012 with the most accidents. Poor weather conditions are thought to be a reason for this statistic. However even in states without bad weather, November is the month with the highest number of car accidents. California, for example, sees an average of 300 car accidents each November. While weather might not always be a factor, the increased rate of accidents in November is likely because it is the beginning of the holiday season, with the Thanksgiving long weekend.

In the USA, on average, 37,000 people die in car accidents each year, 1,600 of which are under the age of 15. Shockingly, on average 8,000 deaths are caused from drivers aged 16-20. Additionally, each year sees an average 2.3 million people injured or paralyzed in car accidents.

This year car accident fatalities were at their lowest since 1949. Car accidents resulting in death this year was lower than previous years, although accidents resulting in injury increased by 1.9 percent. Perhaps not surprisingly, 51 percent of car accident fatalities could have been prevented if a seatbelt had been worn.

This year 31 states saw a decrease in the number of car accident fatalities. However, 5 states experienced an increase in car accident fatalities. These states that saw an increase were Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Connecticut. It is estimated that 1 out of every 44 car accidents that occur in the USA occur in Pennsylvania.

It has been estimated that if the number of car-related fatalities do not continue to decrease, then car accidents will be the fifth leading cause of death in the USA by the year 2030.

Drunk driving and distracted driving remain leading causes for car accidents in the USA. An average of 10,000 people died from drunk driving in the USA this year so far, while an average of 3,000 died or were injured from distracted driving. Shockingly, in a recently conducted survey, most of the drivers surveyed admitted that they would willingly answer a call or text message while driving. Texting increases the risk of having a crash by 23 times, but many drivers still engage in this dangerous practice regardless of the many recent statistics and warnings meant to prevent texting and driving. For more information and statistics on distracted driving accidents, visit www.Distraction.gov.

The day with the highest number of car accidents continues to be Friday, while the day with the highest number of car-related fatalities remains to be Saturday. Most collisions occur between the hours of 3:00am and 5:00am.

Keep these car accident statistics in mind and stay safe on the road. If you or someone you know has been involved in a car accident, you will want to consider getting the professional help of an experienced lawyer to help you with your case. If negligence or dangerous driving was involved, you should work to receive the compensation you deserve. Our Asheville car accident lawyers ask that all motorists take a look at the following information and use it as a motivation to drive safer on our roadways in the New Year. Every year, there are far too many people killed on North Carolina roadways. Many of these accidents are preventable with cautious and disciplined driving habits In 2010, there were nearly 14,600 child restraint violations handed out in the state. While this is a decrease from 2009, it's still greater than both 2007 and 2008 totals. With nearly 15,000 people cited for failing to properly buckle a child in, it's apparent that too many children are in danger on our roadways.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident you may have a case.  For more information, please visit the website of Mariano Morales Law, a car accident injury law firm located in Yakima, Washington.
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  1. Millions of people are injured in motor vehicle accidents each year – many very seriously. According to statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, someone in the United States is involved in a car accident every 10 seconds. In 2008, an estimated 37,261 people were killed and 2,350,000 people were injured in traffic accidents.

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