What are the odds you’ll be in a car accident during your lifetime?
According to the numbers from the car insurance industry, on average a driver will get into a crash once every 18 years.
Many accidents relate to aggressive driving, speeding, buzzed and drunk driving, and the distractions of technology. Even dialing a phone number while driving more than doubles your risk of being in an accident.
A study done by The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute found that when drivers texted, their collision risk was 23 times greater than when not texting.
NTSB unveils 2021-2022 most wanted safety list
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has unveiled its biennial Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements.
The 2021-2022 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements includes:
- Aviation: Require and Verify the Effectiveness of Safety Management Systems in all Revenue Passenger-Carrying Aviation Operations
- Aviation: Install Crash Resistant Recorders and Establish Flight Data Monitoring Programs
- Highway: Prevent Alcohol and other Drug Impaired Driving
- Highway: Require Collision Avoidance and Connected Vehicle Technologies on All Vehicles
- Highway: Eliminate Distracted Driving
- Highway: Implement a Comprehensive Strategy to Eliminate Speeding-Related Crashes
- Highway: Protect Vulnerable Road Users through a Safe System Approach
- Rail, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials: Improve Pipeline Leak Detection and Mitigation
- Rail, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials: Improve Rail Worker Safety
- Marine: Improve Passenger and Fishing Vessel Safety