Kansas Fatal Traffic Accident On The Rise
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
Kansas transportation officials say the state has seen a 16 percent increase in fatal
traffic accidents. According to the state’s transportation officials, more than 300
people have died in traffic accidents this year. Last year, the traffic
safety manager of the Kansas Department of Transportation said there was
25 percent increase in traffic fatalities in 2015 with 360 traffic deaths.
The traffic safety manager said this yearly increase is directly related
to distracted driving and it is affecting the entire nation.
According to a traffic study reported by the Topeka Journal, 50 percent
of Kansas traffic fatalities involve people who were not wearing a safety
belt. Close to one-third of these accidents involved people driving while
drunk or otherwise impaired and another third were people driving while
distracted. The interim transportation secretary warns drivers that even
looking down at one's cell phone for what seems like a second is dangerous
and puts everyone else on the road at risk.
Kansas is not the only state that has seen an increase in distracted driving
related accidents. With one of the weakest laws on cell phone use while
driving in the nation, Missouri has its fair share of distracted driving
accidents. If you’ve been injured on a Missouri roadway by a distracted
driver, you may be entitled to compensation for their recklessness. Distracted
driving victims are not only left with vehicle damage but many times life-altering
injuries occur. It is in your best interest to
contact a distracted driving attorney at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC, for swift
and successful legal action.