NHTSA Reports An Increase In Fatal Traffic Accidents
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
This month, preliminary data has been released by the U.S. Department of
Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
showing a 7.7 percent increase in 2015 of motor vehicle traffic deaths.
The NHTSA reports an estimated 35,200 people died as a result of a
traffic accident in 2015. This figure is up from the reported fatalities in 2014 which
estimated 32,675 traffic death. The NHTSA preliminary data reveals the
increased traffic deaths in 2015 are in 9 out of 10 regions within the
United States. The report also notes that the increased traffic accidents
included elevated pedestrian and bicyclist accidents. The report sheds
light on the disturbing numbers of fatalities on U.S. roadways.
The NHTSA Administrator further explains the report by showing ninety-four
percent of fatal accidents are a direct result human error or choice with
close to one-third of traffic deaths directly related to drunk driving.
The administrator says the department will focus efforts on improving
human behavior while promoting protective and preventive vehicle technology.
The DOT and NHTSA will ask many elective officials, agencies and organizations
across the country to partner with creating innovative solutions to improve
safety and reduce motor vehicle deaths.
With fatal auto accidents on the rise, the Missouri motor vehicle accident
attorneys at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC, are dedicated to pursuing justice
for innocent victims injured in traffic accidents. Immediately after a
contact the law firm of Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC, for a free consultation
and learn more about your legal options and rights.