Over 10,000 people who died in roadway accidents were not wearing their seatbelt. That is almost 30% of traffic fatalities on the road. It shows how important it is to be vigilant about keeping all drivers and passengers in your vehicles following proper safety belt laws. Plus, the bonus of not having to worry about the “Click it or Ticket” campaigns run by police and other law enforcement agencies.
This graph show the percentage of traffic fatalities and deaths and the types of vehicles they relate to: Large Trucks/buses, Small Trucks,
37,461 Traffic Fatalities
The new numbers released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for 2016 shows and increase of road deaths by over 5% over previous deaths from 2015. Using traffic fatality data from vehicle accidents within the United States of America the NHTSA found 37,461 people died on USA roads. They account that reckless driving, speeding, alcohol (DUI, DWI), and not wearing seatbelts played a factor in the increase.
Here is the breakdown roadway deaths in the United States 2016:
- Distraction driving – 3,450 fatalities
- Drowsy driving – 803 fatalities
- Drunk driving – 10,497 fatalities
- Speeding – 10,111 fatalities
- Unbelted – 10,428 fatalities
- Motorcyclist – 5,286 fatalities
- Pedestrian – 5,987 fatalities
- Bicyclists – 840 fatalities
If every driver wore a safety / seatbelt these fatality numbers would go down. It is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself from bad and distracted drivers.
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Driver error and bad choices lead to over 94% percent of serious vehicle accidents. idrive Fleet Safety Systems continues to fight against road related deaths and help companies with fleets of vehicles to protect their drivers and their fleets. Vehicle camera systems can reduce accidents by over 50% making fleets and the road safer for everyone.