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Deadly vehicle crashes spiked in the USA for a second straight year in 2016, hitting a nine-year high. This increase occurred despite the adoption of new safety features and investments in partially self-driving cars. Several key reasons: speeding, not wearing seatbelts, and a rise in motorcycle deaths. Car accidents killed 37,461 people in 2016, up 5.6% from 2015, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”).
This disturbing upward trend marks a reversal after fatalities fell in six of the seven years from 2007 to 2014. Deaths are up from an all-time low of 32,744 in 2014. Though vehicle safety technology is better than ever, other factors have contributed to the deadly increase. In previous years, distracted driving was a growing culprit. In 2016, distracted driving deaths fell 2.2% to 3,450, according to the NHTSA. The increase in deaths in 2016 was largely attributable to other mistakes by drivers and passengers, including a 4% increase in speeding deaths and a 4.6% increase in fatalities due to unbelted passengers. The NHTSA also reported a 5.1% increase in motorcycle deaths.
Have you or a loved one of yours been injured or died in a Massachusetts car accident? If so, the best thing you can do to protect your rights is to contact an experienced auto accident attorney expert here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates or one of our wrongful death lawyer experts by phone at 617-787-3700 or by email at email@example.com. Your needs are our top priority!