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Drunk driving concerns taking back seat in Indiana

A few years ago, drunk driving across the country was dropping because of better enforcement and education and using measures such as ignition interlock devices. However, Indiana residents may be concerned to hear that recent years show a disturbing trend where fatal car accidents involving a drunk driver are rising again.

Drugs and opioids are at the root of some fatal car crashes

Drunk driving has been a major factor in car accidents in Indiana and throughout the country. However, a recent report by the Governors Highway Safety Administration and funded by the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility revealed the increasing danger of drivers who use marijuana and opioids.

Car accident injuries can be life-threatening

It is not unusual for the victim of a car accident to experience injuries and harm from their involvement in their ordeal. In fact, some Evansville residents who experience the violence of vehicle crashes live the rest of their lives coping with the injuries they suffered. Injuries from vehicle accidents can vary greatly from collision to collision, but this post will discuss some of the common forms of harm accident victims can experience.

Cars: Newer, regulated and safer for Indianans

People in Indiana may believe that newer can be better when it comes to cars, and at least one study agrees. A recent study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that newer vehicles suffered substantially fewer car accidents than older models. The NHTSA study also indicated that the severity of an occupant's injuries increased with the age of the vehicle.

Distracted drivers are threatening traffic safety

Indiana residents may be interested to hear that the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety issued its 10th annual report on traffic safety culture last month. Its survey of licensed drivers last fall was unsettling, because it showed the prevalence of unsafe behavior, such as distracted driving, and its potential to increase the risk of car accidents in Indiana and throughout this country.

Pedestrian auto accidents remain high last year

Following a dramatic rise in pedestrian fatalities in 2015 and 2016, preliminary figures indicate that there was a drop of only one half of 1 percent in pedestrian deaths in 2017. The Governor's Highway Safety Administration, which issued this recent report, estimated that 5,984 pedestrians were killed in car accidents last year based on its review of statistics for the first part of the year.

National car accident deaths top 40,000 in 2017

Indiana residents may be concerned to hear that preliminary estimates from a national safety advocacy group indicate that there were 40,100 deaths from car accidents in this country in 2017. Although this was a 1 percent decline compared to 2016, the 2017 figures are still 6 percent greater than the number of fatal auto accident victims reported in 2015.

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