According to news sources, a new study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has found that road traffic fatalities in 2010 decreased significantly to historic lows of 1.10 per 100 million vehicle miles. Advances in safety technologies and increased police enforcement are contributed to helping bring down the numbers.
The conclusions of that the study offers helps shine the spotlight on effective measures and practices being taken that have effectively lowered fatalities on the roadway. These measures can include the advances being made in safety technology by automakers such as side airbags, anit-locking brakes and electronic stability control systems just to name a few.
The study also found that seat belt usage is currently higher than ever, while awareness and enforcement campaigns geared towards preventing drinking and driving seem to be paying off. Future innovative technological advancements to prevent drunk drivers from getting behind the wheels as well as additional automobile safety features will continue to make motorists and pedestrians safer on the nations roadways.
As a personal injury lawyer, I urge all drivers and passengers to comply with existing traffic laws. I hope that this information will help raise awareness around the benefits of wearing seat belts and that nationwide safety campaign currently being enforced can help make people on the road safer. If you have been injured in a car accident at the fault of someone else, contact a Los Angeles car accident lawyer to help you as soon as possible.