Road Crash Facts You Need to Know
Incidents of road accidents have been on the rise recently. Globally, the number of people whose lives have been claimed by road accidents has risen tremendously. The accidents have a correlated huge value of economic loss. Such shocking details should motivate people to be more on the lookout for ways of staying safe on the roads. A deliberate effort by all road users to stay safe on the roads would work miraculously in saving more lives from being lost on the roads. Some of the crucial information you might need to know about road accidents have been mentioned below.
It is worth noting that the number of lives that are lost on the roads click at 1.25 million. This number includes both drivers and other road users. As such, it can be concluded that every road user stands a chance of being involved in a life-threatening road accident. It means therefore, that it is in the hands of all road users to make sure that all road safety measures are adhered to with view of reducing the incidents of road carnage. As a driver, you should be mindful of other road users by making sure that you are certain that the road is clear before you decide to cross or make a sudden turn.
Another fact is that many people lose their lives on the roads due to drunk driving. Globally, the total number of road deaths due to drunk driving is on a high. This indicates the amount of danger that alcohol poses on the lives of road users. Drunk driving has the ability to make you more susceptible to causing an accident due to the fact that your judgment will be impaired when drunk. There should be a personal conviction to avoid driving when drunk to help save on unnecessary deaths. The regulatory authorities should also impose heavy punishments on drunk drivers to help uproot the vice.
Additionally, it has been reported that one out of seven drivers don’t wear a seatbelt. Many drivers’ lives have been claimed by road accidents just because they didn’t wear a seatbelt. You should note that your body will be moving together with the moving car you are in at the same speed. If you don’t wear a seatbelt, the chances are that you will be thrown out of the car if it gets involved in an accident.
Lastly, it should be noted that deaths in people between ages 15 and 19 are majorly due to road accidents. Teen drivers are the group of drivers who are exposed to more risks on the road. This is due to the fact that they are inexperienced and lack the tactics of avoiding accidents.