Recent statistics have demonstrated a marked rise in pedestrian deaths on the nation's roads. Though a definitive cause for the rise has not yet been proven, several factors are speculated as contributing to the increase. In any event, the numbers of deaths should make both motorists and pedestrians in California act with greater care.
It's human nature for truck drivers in California and across the country to become distracted while behind the wheel. After all, there are dozens of things that can take a driver's mind off the task at hand. Everything from phone calls and text messages to family problems can be distracting.
In 2016, there were 37,461 vehicle accident deaths, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That was a 5.6 percent increase from 2015. However, the Road to Zero Coalition has announced a plan to eliminate such deaths on California roads and others throughout the country. While Road to Zero believes that all traffic fatalities are preventable, the group acknowledges that its goal is ambitious.
It's been well documented that distracted driving is a major cause of accidents in California and across the county. Despite that fact, data collected by a mobile technology startup suggests that distracted driving is on the rise.