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Utah's Ongoing Battle With Automotive Travesty

ONGOING WITH AUTOMOTIVE TRAVESTY During the course of the aforementioned year, 11,232 speed-related crashes occurred in Utah which resulted in 4,635 injured persons and 87 deaths. As far as Utah's cycling community was concerned, 2013 was a difficult year. 777 bicyclists were hit by motor vehicles, 688 were injured and 6 were killed. Furthermore, speed was a factor in 40% of fatal crashes in 2013. Additionally, speed-related crashes were 2.7 times more likely to be fatal than other motor vehicle crashes. Senior citizen drivers from Utah have the lowest crash rate per licensed driver of any other motorist group. Although older drivers have the lowest crash rates of any drivers, the percent of crashes involving an older driver has been increasing for over a decade. In fact, once again, in 2013, seniors represented 7% of people in a crash and 21% of total deaths. In the state of Utah, during the 2013 calendar year, 1,736 alcohol-impaired driver crashes The number of deaths involving an alcohol-impaired driver actually increased 15% in 2013 from 2012. Though often forgotten as a cause of dangerous vehicular operation, drowsy driving has caused over 156 deaths in Utah over the last 8 occurred in Utah which resulted in 1,073 injured persons and 23 deaths. years. Robert J. DeBry ASSOCI ATES BATTLE .UTAH'S

Utah's Ongoing Battle With Automotive Travesty

shared by Fusion360-2 on Apr 24
Though all 50 American states aren't strangers to auto accidents, it appears that the state of Utah knows far too well of the untimely, unfortunate incidents.


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