According recent government data, since January of 2000 there have been more fatalities due to car accidents that in both World Wars combined. Just during the years 2006 to 2012, there were 190,455 reported fatalities due to car accidents. These are outrageous numbers and we need to due more to protect drivers on our roads.
According to the National Transportation and Safety Board, 94% of car accidents are caused by human error. The most common errors are:
- Driving too fast
- Looking at your cell phone
- Driving under the influence
- Distracted driving
Human error on the roads is certainly something that can and should be prevented. Please do your part to help keep our roads safe and remember a text can wait.
For more information about the alarming numbers associated with car accident fatalities, visit the Washington Post.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a automobile accident, call Passen & Powell for a free consultation at 312-527-4500.