According to the National Safety Council, approximately “40,000 people died in in motor vehicle crashes in 2016 marking a 6% increase over 2015 and a 14% increase over 2014.” This is the largest 2-year increase in 53 years. Automobile, van, truck and motorcycle collisions are all showing year-after-year increases. Unfortunately, these stats are poised to go up unless drivers become less distracted and more cognizant of their surroundings when behind the wheel.
Kansas Crash Statistics:
The State of Kansas Department of Transportation, offers some shocking statistics for traffic and motorcycle collisions that resulted in fatality, injury or property damage of more than $1,000.
The Total number of fatalities is alarming at 355 (including both vehicle occupants and pedestrians) in 2015. Here is the breakdown:
- Occupants of Cars: 133
- Occupants of Pickup Trucks: 53
- Occupants of SUVs: 55
- Occupants of Motorcycles, Motor Scooters, and Mopeds: 45
- Pedestrians: 24
- Occupants of Vans: 13
- Other Occupants and Pedestrians: 29
- Pedal cyclists: 3
Motorcycle Collisions on the Rise:
The National Safety Council reported that in the first nine months of 2016, over 19,000 had lost their lives in motorcycle and car accidents, with the resulting injuries and related costs at over $205 billion dollars.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of motorcycle collision deaths are going up, with 382 motorcyclists losing their life, the most motorcycle fatalities since 2012.
Reduce Risky Behavior:
Most drivers do their best to stay safe on the street and avoid accidents and injury, but there are a few things that every driver can do to make sure they are as safe as possible:
- Reduce speeding
- No cell phone use. This includes texting while driving
- Always use seat belts
- Do not drive if impaired by any type of drug.
- Never drive after consuming alcohol
- Institute mandatory helmet laws for motorcycle, moped and scooter drivers
- Continuing education tied to license renewal
What do you do if you have a Motorcycle Collision:
No one plans on being involved in a vehicle collision, so most are unprepared and not sure what to do when they find themselves in this unfortunate situation. After securing the proper medical care to the injured parties, it is imperative that you consult with experts in litigating on behalf of those involved in driving accidents.
Brad Pistotnik Law Service Areas:
If you have been involved in a vehicle or motorcycle collision in the following areas highway 50, 56, 400, 83, 183, 54, I-70, I-35 and the following cities, you should consult with Brad Pistotnik Law. In addition to the key cities below, the firm represents those in Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Missouri, and Illinois. They can also provide Pro Hac Vice work in a variety of other states including Texas.
- Kansas City
- Dodge City
- Garden City
- Arkansas City
- Arkansas City
- Great Bend
- El Dorado
- Junction City
- Abilene and others
Call Brad Pistotnik Law When Your Need Vehicle or Motorcycle Collision Representation:
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