Recently, while driving home from a family trip, I noticed flashing road signs about Ohio fatality statistics for 2015. When I arrived at home I decided to do some additional digging only to find that the 2015 national traffic statistics are frightening, to say the least.
The National Safety Council Releases Scary 2015 Results
Year to date in 2015 (through June) the National Safety Council reported traffic deaths and injuries are at unprecedented highs. Whether this is attributable to a better economy, lower gas prices or distractions in the drivers seat, one thing is for certain, none of us are exempt. Even the most cautious, defensive drivers can fall victim to reckless, careless drivers.
In the first half of 2015, traffic fatalities have risen 14% nationally. Traffic injuries alone are up 33%! These numbers could put the US at record highs for the first time in almost a decade.
After an accident it is important to take the proper steps to protect yourself! Be on the lookout for careless or distracted drivers, and ensure loved ones understand the importance of safe driving.
It is also a great idea to have a solid understanding of all of the safety features on your vehicle!
As your Ohio accident lawyer, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®