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AAA Reveals American Drivers Want More Traffic Safety Laws

Published May 19, 2011 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

The American Automobile Association (AAA) has released survey results indicating the majority of Americans – 62 percent – support tighter laws and more government regulations to prevent drivers from demonstrating unsafe behaviors while driving. These results come on the heels of the United Nations’ official launch of its Decade of Action for Road Safety campaign targeted at reducing global traffic deaths by the year 2020.

Globally, 1.3 million people are killed on roads with the number expected to rise to 1.9 million by the year 2020.

Our New York vehicle accident attorneys are encouraged that the US public recognizes that more needs to be done to prevent injuries and fatalities as a result of car accidents. Drivers in Binghamton should be aware that car accidents are the leading cause of death for young people worldwide and in the U.S.

J. Peter Kissinger, President of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety said “At a time when more and more U.S. highway safety agencies are adopting “Toward Zero Death” goals, it is very heartening to see motorist support for more, not less action by government to make our roads safer.” President Kissinger’s organization commissioned the survey in April.

The survey also revealed the following:

  • Eighty-six percent of Americans agree that all new drivers should be required to complete a driver education course before getting a driver’s license;
  • Sixty percent of Americans agree that both auto manufacturers and the federal government have a responsibility to make cars safer; and,
  • Seventy percent of Americans agree that driving safety laws should be enforced more strictly.

While the global community recognizes it needs to combat the health crisis resulting from motor vehicle crashes, Kissinger believes that “the U.S. should lead by example and invest even greater resources in laws, education, technology, and road design to reduce the daily highway carnage.”

The injury attorneys at Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, encourage all New York drivers to learn more about what they can do in their communities to reduce car accidents. Participation in road safety campaigns can help discourage harmful driving behaviors such as cell phone use, texting, and eating while behind the wheel.

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If you have suffered harm as the result of a New York car accident, Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, can help. Our New York personal injury law office handles all types of accident, injury and medical malpractice cases.

As you work on recovering from your injuries, let our Binghamton, New York accident attorney’s office take care of the rest, including the paperwork, insurance documents and other legal issues related to your accident. Contact our personal injury attorney today at (607) 235-2754 or use our online contact form. There is no charge for the consultation.

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