Road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death for people ages 5 to 29, according to the World Health Organization. This scary statistic involves victims who are driving or passengers in vehicles, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians. In fact, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians make up over 50% of all traffic-related fatalities around the globe.
New York drivers who are intoxicated when they get behind the wheel may be prevented from causing crashes in some types of vehicles in the near future. Volvo announced on March 20 that starting in the early 2020s, its vehicles would come equipped with cameras and sensors that would detect signs of drunk driving and take action.
Research released by the Risk Institute has revealed important information about the impact of distracted driving on roadways throughout New York and the rest of the nation. Everything from cellphones and navigation screens takes eyes of the roads, leading to record numbers of collisions. In order to make people more aware of this problem, several organizations started the Distracted Driving Awareness Month, which takes place every April.