Laws On Traffic Accidents  

      There are laws to curb drunken driving, driving under influence of drugs, speeding and aggressive behavior. However, several studies and surveys have shown that cell phones are a major cause for car crashes. Drivers on phone are four times more likely to be involved in an accident that those not using a cell phone while driving.

           Hence, many states in the US are passing laws that curb or restrict the use of cell phones while driving.More...

 

Traffic Accidents Statistics

Traffic Accidents Statistics                 A recent insurance company advertisement playing on television showed that at an average a single person is killed in a car accident every ten seconds in the United States. If the statistic is correct, it implies that roughly five and a quarter million auto accidents take place each year in the US.As per certain other reports, death due to a traffic accident is the sixth leading preventable cause of death in the United States, with an estimated 45,800 people having lost their lives and 2.4 million injured in 2005 alone in traffic related accidents.More...

 

Cell Phone And Traffic Accidents

Cell Phone And Traffic Accidents               Several studies and surveys have shown that cell phones are a major cause for car crashes. Although research has shown that the use of a cell phone does not impact a driver’s ability to control his car, enough research has not been done from the distraction point of view.According to the New England Journal of Medicine, it is estimated that drivers distracted due to a cell phone call are four times more likely to be involved in a car accident. According to a Harvard University study, over 200 deaths are caused due to cell phones along with half a million injuries each year.More...

 

Leading Causes Of Traffic Accidents

Leading Causes Of Traffic Accidents              Studies and observations have shown that over 60 percent of motor vehicle accidents invariably involve driver behavior, rather than a mechanical fault with the car or roadway factors.Some of the leading causes of traffic accident are as follows: Use of cell phones while driving: Chatting and messaging text using cell phones distracts the driver, and this reduces the driver’s response time to any fatality or accident.More...

 

 

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Number-Of-Traffic-Accidents-Each-Year      It is estimated that there is a fatal car accident every 14 minutes in the US, or about 40,000 per year. The number of car accidents in the years 1999 to 2005 is given below. More..

 


 

 

 
   
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