More than 32,000 people die every year in car accidents in the United States and 2 million are seriously injured. Although accidents will happen, there are certain precautions we can all take to be safer on the roads.
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Automobile manufacturers are in a race to bring the first self-driving cars to the public market. Uber, the popular ride-hailing company, may have helped to accelerate this process, as they will start using autonomous cars in Pittsburgh within a matter of weeks.
From 2000 to 2013, the United States reduced car accident deaths by 31 percent. While this figure is impressive, our country still is falling behind when it comes to prevention of these tragic accidents.
Heavy traffic is something that many drivers here in the Los Angeles area are all too familiar with. When in heavy traffic, a driver may feel helpless and that what they do behind the wheel really doesn’t have much of an effect on the situation. However, how drivers act can be incredibly impactful in heavy traffic situations.
Although devastating, it is not shocking that car accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers ages 15 to 20 in the United States. It also is not surprising that many of these deaths were caused by distracted driving, which can be just as dangerous as drunk driving.
What should you do in the immediate aftermath of a car accident? IT seems like a simple question with an obvious answer (or answers), right? But in fact, when you are actually in that moment, it can be a very chaotic and stressful time. So much so, that an average person who may have an idea of what he or she is supposed to do when they are in a car accident ends up not acting on those thoughts at all. Instead, they panic and make things worse.