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Examining a concerning trend in car accidents

When you look at fatal car accident trends, the first thing that you’ll notice is that they’re becoming less common. The 1970s had some of the highest deadly crash rates in the nation’s history, but things have generally declined since then. 

Unfortunately, we’ve seen a bit of a concerning trend in recent years. In 2020, There were more traffic deaths than in previous years, and this happened even though people were driving less often than they had in those prior years, and there were fewer cars on the road. Why are we seeing this type of reversal? 

The downward trend was never perfect 

First of all, you must understand that the downward trend was never a perfect downward slope from the 1970s until now. It has always gone down, then back up slightly, and then down again, like a series of steps. It could be that the increase in 2020 is just one more step, and we will see a general reduction in fatal accidents when we look back on the data in five or ten years. 

The increase in distraction 

However, some people warn that there has been an increase in distracted driving, tied to a higher incident rate of fatal accidents. It is true that drivers in previous generations did not have to deal with things like smartphones, texting and driving, or using a GPS. 

Have you been injured or lost a loved one? 

If you have suffered serious injuries in a car accident, you need to know what options you have to seek compensation. This is also true if you have tragically lost a loved one in a fatal crash.

 

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