Published on March 28, 2016
Driving in Florida is very dangerous. As a matter of fact, the Florida I-95 is the #1 most dangerous road to drive on in the entire country. Drunk drivers, distracted drivers, reckless drivers, young teenagers, kids on bikes, you name it. We can educate drivers as much as we want about driving safety, but implementing change is always a challenge. Here are some facts which might make you think twice about answering that text while driving or grabbing your keys after having a few drinks.
- More than 1.2 million people die in road traffic crashes every year.
- As many as 50 million people are injured or disabled by road traffic crashes every year.
What if you were hit by a reckless driver who put you in a wheelchair for the rest of your life? Respect the traffic laws, speed limits, and fasten your seat belt. It can save life and prevent accidents.
- Half of all crash victims are vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists.
It takes only a few seconds for a child to step off the curb while your eyes quickly check down at your phone. Depending on your speed, it can take just 5 seconds for you to drive the length of a football field without checking ahead of you once. A person driving at 55MPH would cover 80.7 feet per second. Multiply by 5 and the driver traveled 403 feet over 5 seconds. That’s more than a football field. Even at 20MPH, that’s about 100 yards.
- Road traffic crashes cost countries up to 4% of their Gross National Product.
- Correctly used seat-belts reduce the risk of death in a crash by 61%
- Mandatory use of child restraints can reduce child deaths by 35%. 7. Helmets reduce fatal and serious head injuries by up to 45%.
- Enforcing a drinking and driving law around the world could reduce alcohol-related crashes by 20%.
Some countries have no such laws! Burkina Faso, a small country in Africa, has no drinking and driving laws. Comoros, to the left of Madagascar, has neither an age limit for drinking nor any laws against driving under the influence. So small children can technically drink and drive there… Same for Vietnam, Ethiopia, and Indonesia.
- For every 1km/h reduction in average speed, there is a 2% reduction in the number of crashes.
If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident sue to any of the above reasons, don’t hesitate to call 1-800-Injured after 911. We will get you in touch with aggressive legal attorneys to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Category: Car Accidents