Traffic Deaths on the Rise

by Terry Bryant

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that traffic deaths increased by 8 percent in the first part of 2015.

At this time, there is no scientific reason cited for the cause of increased traffic fatalities. Experts have speculated that causation could be linked to the fact that more people are hitting the roads due to lower prices at the pump and an improved economy. Others think that distractions are a key factor. These distractions include texting, being under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or simply focusing on a variety of things other than driving.

According to NHTSA research, 94 percent of all crashes are caused by human decisions. On one hand, this can be scary because you cannot control the decisions of other drivers. However, one the other hand, this can be a positive because you can control your own decisions when you get behind the wheel. Take the initiative to limit your distractions while driving.

If you or anyone you know has been injured as a result of an auto accident, contact a board certified personal injury attorney to evaluate your potential claim.