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Is There Anything You Can Do to Prevent Deaths on the Road?

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Nearly 18,000 automotive accidents occur every day in the U.S., on average. This frequency multiplied by the low severity still amounted to nearly 37,000 automotive fatalities in 2018
  • Of all drivers killed in U.S. automotive accidents in 2017, 18% occurred on a freeway, which is actually lower than expected. In fact, there are more drivers killed in intersections (20%) than on freeways
  • The primary conditions that lead to road fatalities are: alcohol, speeding and distraction leading to a loss of control or contact with another vehicle. Avoid these risk factors to improve your chances of not becoming a statistic on the road
  • Remember that even though you’ve driven countless times without a scratch, it does not give you a pass to be more complacent and lose your focus. Always take safety measures every time you get behind the wheel

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