New Safety Report Includes Suggestions for Governors to Improve Road Safety
Most people who drive assume that there are just some levels of risk associated with driving. They may know that tens of thousands of people lose their lives in car accidents every year but assume that there isn’t much that can be done. A new report has shown that wrongful deaths in car accidents are on the rise and offers some real suggestions that have the potential to change the situation.
Read on to learn more about the suggestions in this report. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, and someone else was at least partially at fault, then you may have cause for a personal injury case. If you believe that you may, then it’s time to contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 877-982-0707 for a free legal consultation.
The report wants city officials to take action
The report was issued by the National Governors Association and it looks at proven traffic safety strategies that state officials can use. The authors of the report have urged city officials to take the report seriously and follow their recommendations to reduce the total number of traffic deaths throughout the states.
Details of the report
The report, which was developed in conjunction with the Governors Highway Safety Association, wants the U.S. to take actions that will reduce the rising number of deaths every year on the roads of America. The last few decades all saw significantly reductions in the number of fatal accidents, thanks to improved safety features on vehicles and better traffic laws. Unfortunately, this trend is now going the other way: From 2015 to 2016, there was a 5.6% rise in motor vehicle deaths throughout the country.
The report turns to governors and asks them to use their power of leadership to come up with safety efforts at the state level. The authors of the report feel that if a number of agencies all work together, that governors could get the information they need regarding highway hazards and various techniques that can help prevent car accidents. Once that information was obtained, they’d be able to apply the strategies to the challenges they’re facing within their state. The report also calls on governors to take the lead in developing safety polices that include input from agencies and info from the report.
Steps need to be taken to lower traffic deaths
The bottom line is that if specific steps aren’t taken, it’s likely that the number of traffic deaths are going to continue to rise every year. This is why it’s important for car manufacturers to continue designing safer vehicles, for legislators to protect citizens, and for everyone to drive safely.
Of course, nothing is going to get road deaths down to zero. If you’ve been in an accident that resulted in the death of a loved one, or in serious injuries for you, then it’s time to contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 877-982-0707. We’ll start off with a free legal consultation. Call today!