January 4th, 2013|
January 4, 2013
While many contributing factors to accidents may be out of the hands of a driver, one of the most prevalent causes of Ohio Car Accidents is completely preventable; and that is speed. The Chillicothe Gazette discussed the trend and what officials are doing to halt the problem.
According to the Ohio Highway Patrol (OHP), speed was a contributing factor in nearly one-third of all motor vehicle accidents that occurred in the state during 2011. These accidents resulted in the loss of 479 lives and 72,536 people being injured. Certain areas of the state have also seen dramatic spikes in the number of speeding citations law enforcement is issuing as well.
The most common demographic to be involved in a speed-related Ohio Auto Accident though, was young men between the ages of 16 and 25-years-old, considering they were responsible for as many as 46,000 accidents in the 12-month time period that was examined.
The OHP has partnered with the Ohio High School Athletic Association in implementing a campaign called “You Are in Control.” The program works to educate teens about the dangers of bad driving habits, while also encouraging awareness and safety.
The Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy suggest discussing your legal rights with an experienced attorney if you have been hurt in an auto accident that is believed to have been caused by speeding and was no fault of your own.