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Disabled Vehicle Accidents are Surprisingly Common
Approximately 550 people died, and 14,000 suffered bodily injuries in disabled automobile collisions each year from 2016 to 2018. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety analyzed the data that produced these findings. One primary factor that contributes to disabled vehicle crashes is low visibility.
The majority of victims who suffered injury or death in disabled vehicle accidents were individuals who were returning to, leaving, or repairing disabled automobiles. Approximately three hundred individuals die every year due to disabled automobile accidents. The total number of fatalities has increased about twenty-five percent since 2014.
Also, pedestrians accounted for all severe injuries caused by disabled automobile accidents. Pedestrians are dying at higher rates in the United States. The one-year period from 2019 to 2020 accounted for the largest increase in pedestrian fatalities. Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State, a project coordinated by the Governors Highways Safety Association, collected the data related to increasing pedestrian fatalities.
Approximately 6,700 pedestrians were killed in accidents in the United States in 2020. The total represents a 4.8 percent increase in pedestrian fatalities compared to the total number from 2019.
Due to the spread of COVID-19 and the resulting pandemic, total automobile miles traveled fell by 13 percent in 2020. The number of pedestrian fatalities remained high even though individuals traveled less and were inside their houses for most of the year.
Motor vehicle collisions account for 1.2 million fatalities each year. Approximately twenty to fifty million individuals retain serious bodily injuries that often cause permanent or temporary disability. Countries, family units, and family members also suffer economically due to motor vehicle accidents. Medical treatment is expensive, which is one cause of the economic damage. Also, individuals who do not die due to their injuries often miss work or school, which has economic consequences for the surrounding community. Family members often have to work less to have time to care for the injured or disabled family member. Most developed countries lose three percent of their gross domestic product due to motor vehicle accidents.
During the previous year, pedestrian fatalities increased twenty-one percent from the year before. The pedestrian fatality increased from 1.9 fatalities per billion VMT to 2.3 pedestrian fatalities per billion VMT. This change is the highest known increase to date.
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Approximately ninety percent of automobile accident fatalities happen in low- to middle-income countries. Africa accounts for the highest automobile accident death rate. In nations with high incomes and high GDP, individuals from low and middle-income economic areas have a greater chance of being in a motor vehicle collision.
Pedestrian fatality rates had been rising before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the previous decade, pedestrian fatalities rose forty-six percent. Also, automobile accident fatalities rose only five percent during the same ten-year period, as reported by the Governors Highway Safety Association.
Pedestrian deaths are increasing at unprecedented rates throughout the United States. The one-year period from 2019 to 2020 witnessed the highest increase in pedestrian deaths ever documented. The Governors Highway Safety Association released Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities by State in May. The report documents the increasing number of pedestrian fatalities.
According to accident researchers, most individuals who suffer bodily injury or die in disabled automobile accidents are pedestrians who are returning to, leaving, or repairing a disabled automobile. Low-visibility automobile accidents cause three hundred deaths per year. These statistics account for a twenty-seven percent increase from 2014. Also, pedestrians accounted for approximately twenty percent of all serious bodily injuries in disabled automobile accidents.
Insurify Insights released the report. Researchers assessed four million insurance applications to determine the most dangerous metropolitan areas for pedestrians. The research team permitted automobile-to-automobile technology, which alerts drivers to disabled vehicles.
The researchers suggested using enhanced hazard light signals and recommended that individual states consider improving Move Over laws and traffic control tools.
Disabled automobile accidents suggest that manufacturers should include vehicle warning signals with driver navigation software and automated driving programs. Headlights are also an effective tool that reduces the total number of motor vehicle collisions.
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- Nearly 1.3 million individuals die in automobile collisions every year.
- One goal of the United Nations is to reduce the total injuries and deaths caused by traffic collisions.
- Nations forfeit approximately three percent of their gross domestic product due to costs associated with motor vehicle collisions.
- More than fifty percent of motor vehicle accident fatalities involve motorcyclists, cyclists, and pedestrians.
- Low and middle-income nations accounted for approximately ninety-three percent of the global fatalities due to motor vehicle collisions.
- The primary contributor to fatalities of young people aged five to twenty-nine is motor vehicle collisions.
The primary contributor to fatalities of young people aged five to twenty-nine is motor vehicle collisions.
Members of the male sex are more likely to be involved in motor vehicle collisions. Approximately one-third of all vehicle collision fatality victims are young men younger than twenty-five years of age who are nearly three times more likely to die than females during a traffic collision.
The Safe System Approach: Accommodating Human Error
A Safe System strategy to improve vehicle safety works to establish a reliable transportations system for all travelers. The Safe System strategy considers the inherent vulnerability of particular people and their likelihood of being involved in a motor vehicle accident. The safety of roads is paramount to such an approach to motorist, passenger, and pedestrian safety. Safe roadsides, safe speeds, and safe vehicles are all relevant. These important elements must and improved to reduce motor vehicle accidents.
The chances of an accident increase the faster a vehicle travels. In addition, as a general rule, more speed increases the risk of serious injuries. A one percent rise in overall vehicle speed creates a four percent increase in the likelihood that a fatality will result from a motor vehicle accident.
Drivers who operate their motor vehicles at high rates of speed are at higher risk of causing the death of a pedestrian. The risk of death for passengers is eighty-five percent when the automobile travels at sixty miles per hour.
Also, drivers who operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol are at higher risk of causing a motor vehicle collision that results in serious bodily injury or death. Low blood alcohol concentration can increase the risk of a motor vehicle accident. If the driver has a blood alcohol content of 0.04 g/dl, then the risk of an automobile accident is even higher.
Drugged driving is also a dangerous activity that increases the likelihood of a motor vehicle collision occurring. The specific\drug the driver is using can affect the probability of an accident. Drivers who operate motor vehicles while using amphetamines are five times more likely to cause a motor vehicle collision.
Non-use of child restraints, seatbelts, and motorcycle helmets
Cyclists and motorcyclists who wear protective headgear are forty-two percent less likely to suffer a fatal injury during an accident and sixty-nine percent less likely to suffer head injuries during an accident. Also, drivers who wear a seat belt can reduce the risk of death to passengers and drivers by fifty percent. Seat belts also reduce the risk of death to back seat passengers by twenty-five percent. Child restraints can reduce motor vehicle accident infant deaths by sixty percent.
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Drivers experience impairment while driving for many different reasons. Cell phones cause many drivers to look away from the road and ignore their surroundings while driving. Proper cell phone use is essential for optimal road safety.
Motor vehicle operators who drive while using cell phones have a four times greater chance of being involved in a motor vehicle accident than operators who use a cell phone while driving. Drivers experienced reduced reaction times when using a cell phone while driving. Drivers must have responsive braking reaction time and reaction to traffic signals to keep other drivers on the road safe. Drivers who use cell phones while driving also struggle to maintain their lane and keep a proper distance between vehicles.
The use of hands-free phones is also dangerous. Texting while driving is inherently dangerous and causes many motor vehicle collisions every year. Contact a prized California law firm at (888) 488-1391 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury attorney. We have decades of experience representing clients in personal injury actions. Arash Khorsandi, Esq. and his skilled team of attorneys have collected over $400 million for injured clients throughout the State of California.
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Unsafe Road Infrastructure
Improper road design can make road travel more dangerous. Every road should be designed to protect drivers and incorporate multiple drivers at many different angles. Roads should have enough space to accommodate lanes for motorcyclists, cyclists, and pedestrians. Several elements can reduce the likelihood of motor vehicle accidents. These elements include traffic calming devices, safe crossing sections, cycling lanes, and footpaths.
Inadequate Post-Crash Care
Individuals who suffer injuries during motor vehicle collisions must receive adequate care. If care is not provided to injured individuals immediately, then their injuries may become more severe over time. Medical providers must provide adequate care after an individual suffers injury in a motor vehicle accident. If care is delayed by a few minutes, the individual victim can die. Adequate care encompasses immediate access to prehospital care. Also, hospital care must be improved through medical specialist programs.
Inadequate Enforcement of Traffic Laws
Traffic laws are designed to keep drivers safe on the roads. If traffic laws regarding child restraints, protective headgear, speed limits, seat belts, and drunk driving are unenforced, then motor vehicle accident fatalities will rise. Law enforcement officers must enforce traffic laws, so drivers will understand how serious traffic safety is and not violate traffic safety regulations. Driver behavior can be changed, and law enforcement officers can do their part to make drivers more cautious when they are driving.
Law enforcement officers must enforce traffic safety laws but also update them and establish protocols for determining who driver behavior changes over time. Traffic laws must also be enforced at local, municipal, state, and national levels so the risk of serious bodily injury and death can be reduced. Penalties must also be enforced to make sure drivers conform their behavior to the requirements of the law.
What Can Be Done to Address Road Traffic Injuries?
Serious bodily injuries and fatalities caused by traffic collisions can be reduced. Road safety must be assessed holistically and with the safety of road traffic always in mind. Many sectors of society must contribute to overall road safety, including educators, health care workers, police officers, and transportation officers.
Designing and implementing new safety protocols regarding traffic safety will take time and energy. Transport planning and land use planning should also be incorporated in traffic safety design. Vehicles should be tested and made safer for drivers and passengers who are involved in traffic collisions. Local ordinances should focus on organizing after-care for victims, including enforcing laws that reduce key risks and make the public more aware of the extreme dangers associated with motor vehicle collisions.
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