Posted on Feb 07, 2014
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, 33,561 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2012, up 3.3 percent from 32,479 in 2011. 2012 marked the first year-to-year increase in motor vehicle crash fatalities since 2005. Out of concern for public safety and to help reduce the cost of crashes, insurers support safe driving initiatives. The cost and crashworthiness of vehicles as well as drivers’ safety habits affect the cost of auto insurance.
In the 1970s, the industry began the campaign to get auto manufacturers to make air bags standard equipment in vehicles. It is a major supporter of anti-drunk driving and seat belt usage campaigns. Drivers themselves have also contributed to the reduction in crash-related fatalities by demanding safer vehicles. 86 percent of respondents in a February 2010 IIHS survey said that safety is a very important consideration when buying a new car. Only 2 percent said it is not important.
If you or a loved one are seriously injured in a Pennsylvania car accident because of another driver or truck driver contact an experienced Harrisburg car accident lawyer at Schmidt Kramer. We can answer any questions or concerns you have about a car accident in Lancaster, Harrisburg, Camp Hill, Hershey, Lebanon, and all of Central Pennsylvania.
The toll-free number is 888-476-0807 or dial 8 at 717-888-8888 and the case evaluation is free. Alternatively, you may wish to download a free copy of our book Who Pays the Bills When You Are Injured in an Automobile Accident? for additional information.