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Car Crash Deaths Are Rising in Georgia Despite Better Auto Safety. Why?

Posted on - Friday, September 16, 2016 under Car Accident, Wrongful Death Car Crash Deaths Are Rising in Georgia Despite Better Auto Safety. Why?

Car crash death are spiking across the country, with Georgia near the top of the list. The rise in fatal accidents comes at the same time that auto safety has never been better, leading safety experts to look for reasons to explain this seemingly contradictory fact.

According to the National Safety Council, crash death rates have been rising since 2014.

Florida saw the biggest increase in fatal wrecks, up 43% over the past two years. Georgia was right behind with a 34% increase, followed by Indiana (33%), California (31%), North Carolina (26%), Illinois (24%) and Kentucky (24%).

Since January 2016, approximately 19,100 people have been killed on U.S. roads and highways since January, and 2.2 million were seriously injured, the council says.

The mounting death toll comes at the same time that more and more new cars are fitted with increasingly advanced safety features, such as more airbags, automated braking, blind spot warnings and backup cameras.

Part of the reason for the increase in fatalities is the fact that Americans are driving more. When more miles are driven, more accidents and more deaths will inevitably occur, the council says. Additionally, new safety threats have arisen in the past decade, most notably distracted driving, with texting and even in-car infotainment systems causing drivers to take their eyes off the road.

The bottom line is that no matter how safe your vehicle is, you will always remain vulnerable to serious injury or death when you get behind the wheel. Constant vigilance, focus on the road, and consideration for other drivers can hopefully slow the rising tide of highway fatalities here in Georgia and across the country.

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