Most Likely Times for Accidents
Pickup drivers in Georgia, who are currently not bound by mandatory seat belt laws, may have somber reason to reconsider - according to statistics by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
As outlined in Forbes, According to NHTSA and other agencies, 55% of people who died in accidents were not buckled up. According to the data, Saturday is the day of the week you're most likely to be involved in an auto accident, while August is the most dangerous month of the year. Between 5 and 6 pm is the time of the day most likely to end in an auto accident fatality. When you factor the number of fatalities in proportion to the number of vehicles on the road, then the hours between midnight and 3 a.m. see the highest accident death rates.
Georgia's lax cell phone laws for drivers also have dire consequences. Using a cell phone while driving apparently increases the risk of becoming a car accident statistic by up to 4 times. The current hand held cell phone ban in several states have not decreased the number of accidents that occur. The data seems to indicate that hands free devices are just as bad as hand held devices in causing distraction.
To avoid becoming another accident statistic is really pretty simple. Avoid speeding, using the cell phone while driving, and always buckle up. These simple steps may not spare you from another's negligence, but it may ensure that you walk away from an accident with minor injuries.
If an accident is caused by other motorists' negligent behavior, including drinking and driving, driving above the speed limit, using a cell phone while driving and other careless actions, victims can claim compensation for their injuries. If you have been injured in a car accident, contact a Peachtree City accident lawyer at my office to discuss your options for compensation.
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