Posted on behalf of The Nye Law Group on Oct 13, 2016 in Car Accidents
The increase in traffic fatalities in the past 18 months may not sound as shocking when you consider how often Americans drive.
The American Driving Survey reveals that Americans spend 290 hours behind the wheel every year, traveling approximately 10,900 miles. The amount of time spent on the road equates to seven 40-hour work weeks.
The survey, conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, is the most comprehensive look at the amount of time Americans drive every year.
Other notable survey findings include:
Researchers compiled data about daily driving trips from a survey of 5,774 drivers in 2014 and 2015.
Considering how often Americans are behind the wheel, drivers need to practice safe driving and avoid habits that increase the risk of an accident, including distracted driving and reckless driving.
If you are involved in a car accident, you should first seek medical treatment. After your injuries have been stabilized, contact The Nye Law Group's experienced car accident lawyers today for a free consultation.
We will pursue all of the compensation you are entitled, including pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.
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