Connecticut drivers undoubtedly know the expansive list of concerns when they are out on the road and the danger of being in a car accident without even knowing the actual statistics. When the numbers are examined, these concerns increase exponentially. In 2015, the number of deaths on highways is believed to have surpassed 40,000. If accurate, that would be the highest number of deaths in the almost 10 years. Understanding why the numbers are increasing is important to try and prevent an accident. It is also important to know the cause of an accident after it has happened so the victims can seek compensation in a legal filing.
One issue is that drivers are taking to the road more frequently than before. The number of miles driven across the country increased for the fifth straight year. Since the number of fatalities rose more rapidly, studies are trying to determine what has changed. The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) examined the causes of being a distracted driver. In their study, they found that 4 million of the almost 11 million accidents in the U.S. could have been prevented if the drivers were not distracted. This came to 36 percent.