Reports from officials show that car accidents were much more frequent this year if compared to previous ones. As a result, the rate of people who died in car crashes is also higher. Officials say that such a situation had only been reported years ago. Now, what solutions do they suggest?
According to statistics, this year over one thousand fifty hundred more car accidents occurred if compared to the situation in 2015. This is available only for the first half of 2016. Also, in the first six months of 2016, more than seventeen thousand people died because of incidents happening in the traffic.
Officials announce that the death rate related to car accidents in 2016 can only be compared to that in 1966. It is only then when safety on the public roads was such a concern. There is an increase of more than ten percent in the mortality rates reported for this year if compared to those in 2015.
Many accidents occurred because drivers can get distracted, they are tired, or they are in a hurry and break driving rules. All of these actions can get them into a crash, resulting in severe injuries for the person driving, as well as other people involved in a collision (pedestrians or other drivers). The car is also damaged, but what’s even more important is that people can lose their life.
As the situation demands it, authorities try to come up with proper solutions. It is a matter of safety while driving. However, the administration at the White House intends to stop cars-related deaths. They believe that most of them are due to human mistakes. So they suggest that self-driving cars could be the best alternative.
The authorities’ decision is based on data which showed that more than ninety percent of the car accidents are caused by human mistakes. The governmental strategy aims to stop car-related deaths within thirty years from now.
Tech developers have been working on improved self-driving car models. They are believed to be the future of transportation. Their autonomous system is in charge of driving, by following the rules and assuring the passengers’ safety.
Another solution proposed by officials is improving the infrastructure. Millions of dollars will be invested in the project for the years to come. Officials also keep in mind that car technology is advancing and roads must be adequate.
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