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Safety Devices in Car Accident Statistics

Multiple agencies, advocate groups, and government agencies about traffic and safety driving concern the consistent rising of drivers involved in car accidents in the last decade. In average statistics, more than 38,000 people die every year due to crash along U.S. roadways, this equates to a significant rate of 12.4 deaths per 100,000 people in U.S. and another 4.4 million, either road user or not, sustain injuries linked to car accidents that requires medical attention. Car accidents are unexpected but preventable form of adverse phenomenon, it doesn't exclude a specific age group as it is one of the leading cause of death of people in U.S. among age group of 1-54. 

And in their recent series of actions observed in the past few years, they have been incessantly reminding and encouraging road users in general to take countermeasures when they take their hand over the vehicle or take their foot set on the road and make sure to be extra careful when using the road due to the series of car crashes and pedestrian-related accidents that skyrocketed in the past decade.

One of the matter that these traffic and car accident-concerned group is the promotion of usage of safety devices when using road especially on vehicles. Specifically, safety devices in vehicle are devices that render the assurance of safety of the driver and its passenger in high. Usually, they are worn and some were innately installed in a car which are all utilized according to the driver and its occupants. 

What are these safety devices and why utilize?

  • Airbags

    According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), installed airbags has saved more than 2,700+ occupants from ages 13 and above in 2017 and the efficiency of saving lives of airbags are much more effective when conmbined with seatbelts as they reduce the risk the sustenance of injury to front-seat passenger by 45%. In addition, frontal airbags were proven to reduce the fatality by almost 14% without the seatbelt while 11% when a seatbelt is also in play. 

  • Seatbelts

    All through age groups, seatbelts have saved almost 15,000 lives in 2017. As in retrospect, more than 80% of passenger who were fatally killed in a car accident were totally thrown out from the vehicle and this proves the statement coming from NHTSA that seatbelts significantly reduces the sustenance of fatal injury of front seat passenger  by 45% and risk of sustenance of critical injury by more than 50% and this furthers when used in truck drivers and occupants by 60% to 65%. 
  • Motorcycle helmets

    According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in the same year, 2017, helmets have saved more than 1,800 lives and said that if all motorcyclists worn helmets, an additional almost 750 drivers' lives could've been saved. 
  • Child safety seats

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated that in the same year, 2017, more than 320 lives of children aged under 5 were saved by safety seats. 

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