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Increased amount of car accident deaths across nation in 2022

On Behalf of | Sep 19, 2022 | Auto, Truck, and Motorcycle Accidents

Whether someone is traveling along a highway filled with vehicles or is trying to exit a country road, there is always the possibility of a car crash.

Not only can people face devastating spinal cord or brain trauma, but they can also die after sustaining serious injuries. There are several factors that could possibly influence an increase in accidents across the nation.

Growing number of problems

According to Insurance Journal, the amount of deaths from traffic accidents has grown over the last three years. Starting in 2020, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported a spike of people on the road who were breaking the speed limit or ignoring safety laws.

The number of accidents is rising even more in 2022, with 9,560 people dying in the first three months of the year. Some people believe that since the pandemic meant fewer people were driving regularly, the people who did drive were more likely to engage in risky behaviors.

Danger and other people

If people think that the roads are open enough that they do not need to slow down, this can contribute to recklessness while around other cars. Some may even assume they will not get caught or do not have to worry about tickets.

These drivers may also assume that they do not need to wear seatbelts or that an empty road means that they could not crash. Even when the roads seem clear and the weather is calm, staying alert for people who switch lanes rapidly or speed is important.