Strategies for Safer Highways and Avoidance of Auto Collisions

All across the United States, particularly populated state and counties, roadside crashes are frequent incidences. The yearly toll is quite staggering. In an approximation of statistics regarding yearly crashes, about 15,000 individuals are killed, and an additional 1,000,000 are injured. Meanwhile, the society is burdened down with the expenses of every crash that occurs, amounting to $150 billion, every year.

Most of the auto accidents happen for a number of reasons:

– driver error / carelessness

– medical emergency

– vehicle defects / malfunctions

– roadway deficiency

– weather conditions

Many accidents are often the result of a combination of these factors.

Through the years, many organizations in the country have made conscious efforts dedicated to finding solutions for these accident causes. They have also maintained steady programs that are geared towards improving safety along every roadway.

The organizations that led in these efforts are:

– National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

– American Association of State Highway and Transportation (AASHTO)

– Federal Highway Administrations (FHWA)

– Transportation Research Board

– Roadway Safety Foundation

– Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

However, despite dedicated efforts shed by these organizations, the accidents in highways and roadsides continue to become considerable and maintain its status as a recurrent problem in the county.

Sometimes the improvements made for highway safety face varying conditions and then paves the way for new risks and dangers in the roads for motorists and drivers.