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How technology can reduce traffic fatalities

Getting behind the wheel of an automobile can end in a deadly accident, and in more than 90% of them, human error is to blame. Almost 100 people die every day in traffic-related accidents. The average annual death total from 2016 to 2018 was more than 40,000. Alcohol was a factor in around one-quarter of those fatalities. However, technology could be making the roads safer for people in Mississippi and throughout the country.

For example, requiring convicted drunk drivers to install an ignition interlock device on their vehicle means they must take a breath test before driving. One representative from Michigan has introduced a bill in Congress to require such a device on all vehicles. Some correlation has been shown between a drop in drunk driving and the existence of Uber or Lyft in metro areas. According to one study, advanced driver assistance systems and other technology could save thousands of lives annually. There are also federal efforts underway to raise awareness about distracted driving and other dangerous behaviors.

In addition to drunk driving, speeding and failing to wear a seat belt have been identified as leading causes of traffic-related fatalities. It is believed the autonomous vehicles will lead to a significant reduction in deadly car accidents since the element of human error will be minimized or eliminated.

Even car accidents that are not fatal can cause catastrophic injuries. Usually, the driver who caused the accident is responsible for the medical expenses of injured people and other costs associated with the accident. However, sometimes it can be difficult to get this compensation. The person might be uninsured, or the insurance company may dispute the cause of the accident. A lawsuit filed with the help of an attorney might have to be the next step.  If you find yourself in this situation,  call George B. Ready to protect your rights and recover for your injuries.

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