In 2014, the amount of fatal-injuries caused in car accidents decreased by 0.1% from the previous year. Unfortunately, for the first six months of 2015, the amount of car-accident related deaths rose 8.1%, accounting for 16,225 total deaths. As a result, many are speaking out, stating more needs to be done to combat these shockingly high statistics.
What Changes Should Be Initiated?
The Transportation Secretary states these numbers represent a call to action for every person, starting with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, governments, vehicle manufacturers, safety advocates, and last but not least, drivers. Adding to this, the Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states this large increase in fatalities on the roadways is unacceptable and must be dealt with immediately.
Research shows the following cause many of these accidents:
- Drivers and passengers who fail to wear seatbelts
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs
- Driving under the influence of alcohol
- Driving while drowsy
- Motorcyclists who fail to wear helmets
- Speeding drivers
Various representatives believe that if everyone works together and does their part, we can expect to see safer roadways and driving conditions.
To begin making roadways safer, the NHTSA will host five regional meetings in different areas. During these meetings, representatives will explain the importance of creating more approaches to combat deaths on the road. They will be held in Boston, Denver, Sacramento, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Atlanta.
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