Despite technological advances and strict laws, the number of highway fatalities continues to grow in New York State. A new study has ranked each state based on its number of traffic fatalities—and New York didn’t fare well.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration concluded that in 2012, there were 33,561 highway fatalities nationwide. This is a 3 percent increase from 2011.
Of those deaths, a total of 1,168 were the result of a New York car accident. This put our state as having the seventh highest traffic accident fatality total in the nation.
An article from Pix 11 explains the six states with a higher fatality count were California, Pennsylvania, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, and Georgia.
To stay safe behind the wheel, try avoiding some of the most common behaviors that result in crashes, such as:
At William Mattar Law Offices, we know how dangerous the roads can be. That’s why our personal injury attorneys are hopeful to see more motorists doing their part to improve safety.