- Motorcycle safety http://www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/ShareTheRoad Suggested title: Motorcycle Safety Not Just Important in May! Suggested title: Motorcycle crashes and fatalities continue to rise in the US! Suggested title: Motorcyclists still in danger on American Roads! In 2014, nearly 90,000 motorcyclists were injured in road accidents. Although there was a decrease of almost 15% in crashes involving motorcycles, the fatality rate among motorcyclists remains a cause for concern.
Because many injury victims are young, more years of life are lost in males below the age of 65 from trauma than from cardiac and cerebrovascular disease, or from cancer, in the United States, Japan, and several European countries.14, 15 In the civilian population, the leading causes of TBI are falls (35.2%), motor vehicle crashes (17.3%), blunt impact (16.5%), and assaults (10%). Falls preferentially account for TBI at extremes of age, namely 65 years. Motor vehicle collisions (MVC) are the predominant cause of TBI in teens and young adults. Penetrating TBI is far less common than blunt (closed head) injury but is associated with worse prognosis.16 Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability among persons in the United States. Each year, an estimated 1.5 million Americans sustain a TBI.
INTRODUCTION/HISTORY 33561, that is the number of road related fatalities that have occurred in the United States in the year 2012 alone. This number pales in comparison to that of China’s, its numbers coming in at a chilling 275983 fatalities. The worldwide trend of road fatalities is growing at an extremely rapid rate, this places pressure on companies and governments to come up with a solution to slow down the rate of fatalities and potentially even one day end all road fatalities. Ask any person and they would most likely tell you the reason behind such high numbers of road accidents is simply: bad drivers. These people are not wrong, humans are not perfect creatures, putting us in a fast moving object is bound to cause problems sooner or later.
Did you know that car accidents are not the leading cause of death in the world? According to the National Center for Health Statistics, car accidents are ranked fourth on the leading causes of death. On the report of the World Health Organization, road traffic accidents are the ninth cause of death in the middle-income countries. It results in .55 million death and 2.6% of deaths. Not many people want their lives to end this way.
Driving safe is trusting yourself and others on the road to follow all the laws and regulations of the road. A trust that you will drive without distraction or under influence of any substances. Safe drivers avoid all distractions that would prevent them from reaching their destination safe, also without hurting themself or someone else. Driving is privilege, a privilege to get from one place to another in a timely manner. Although some do not realize the danger of driving.
Speed limits are vital to ensure people’s safety, both the driver’s and surrounding pedestrians.The most common cause of road accidents are because of speeding. The higher speed increases the chance of an accident. Enforcing speed limits may help prevent accident that occur on roads. Statistics show the Each year over 700 people are killed in crashes involving someone exceeding the speed limit. (RoSPA, 2012) According the WHO, For every 1km/h reduction in average speed, there is a 2% reduction in the number of crashes.
Drink, Drive, Die In the United States, almost thirty deaths occur daily due to a drunk driving accident; equaling one death every 51 minutes("Impaired Driving"). If drunk drivers were arrested on their first offense, this number could be reduced significantly. Drivers that were involved in crashes that resulted in death were six times more likely to have a prior conviction for driving under the influence than other drivers with no alcohol in their system("Impaired Driving"). Drunk drivers should be imprisoned on their first offense. In 2013, thirty one percent of all traffic-related deaths in the U.S. were caused by drunk driving.
Doesn 't this say something about these drunk driving offenders? Being injured by a drunk driver is horrible, but this terrible crime even causes death. In 2012, there were two hundred and twenty-three traffic deaths due to drunk driving. one out of three traffic deaths are due to drunk driving, and every fifty three minutes on average, someone is killed in a drunk driving crash (Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 2014). Now, were not just talking about injuries, this is death.
A road speed limit is the limit of speed allowed by law for road vehicles, usually the maximum speed allowed. Speed limits are usually set by the legislative bodies of national or local governments. Speeds are listed in kilometers per hour. The United Kingdom and the United States, the speed limit is also listed in miles per hour in brackets. Germany, with its Autobahns, is the only country without a general speed limit on its highways.