What You Could Buy with the Cost of Annual Auto Accidents in the US

According to the National Safety Council, in 2018, there were an estimated 40,000 deaths due to car-related accidents.  With all the car accidents that occur around the nation, there is always a price. 

Since 2003, the number of fatal car crashes around the nation has been steadily rising. Between 2013 - 2015, the Federal Highway Administration reported 21,360 fatal car accidents.

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What You Can Buy For 230 Billion Dollars

5 Things You Can Buy For $230 Billion Dollars

  1. The Buckingham Palace
  2. The Miami Marlins Baseball Organization
  3. The Hannah Montana Franchise
  4. Asia's Live Reef Fish for Food Trade
  5. Private Island in the Bahama's

$230.6 Billion in the U.S. per Year, that's $820 per Person in the U.S.

How Can We Prevent These Accidents?

Consider the following to stay safe on the road:

  • Encourage safer modes of travel when on the road. Such as taking public transportation
  • Reduce the number of distractions when you are on the road; in 2017, there were 2,567 drivers and occupants killed because they were distracted
  • Take more safety precautions when it comes to driving, always remember that everyone in the vehicle is wearing a seatbelt

Infographic Source: https://www.asirt.org/safe-travel/road-safety-facts/

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