The federal government reported that the miles traveled by Americans was 1.8% less in April 2008 than it was in April 2007. Many believe that the high gas prices have prevented more people from taking to the roads, in turn lowering the overall risk for car accidents. The number of car accident fatalities has dropped 20% since this time last year, according to the National Safety Council.
Other reasons that the number of car accident fatalities has declined could be attributed to higher policing of speeders and drunk drivers, stricter teen licensing laws, or ticket programs, which punish those who do not wear their seatbelts.
Our Toledo, Ohio car accident attorneys see the overwhelming effects that car accidents and the related personal injuries can have on a family, and urge drivers to be careful on the roads, regardless of gas prices. If you or someone you love have been injured in a car accident, contact our office to order your FREE copy of The Ohio Accident Book to learn what you can do to maximize your recovery.