Road Debris Is A Serious Hazard That Must Be Addressed Promptly
According to USA Today citing a study performed by the Automobile Association of America (AAA), road debris is responsible for 200,000 accidents and causing 500 deaths over a four-year period from 2011 to 2014. Additionally, 39,000 people suffered varying degrees of injuries in crashes caused by road debris during that same time frame. Over the last 16 years, the problem has grown worse. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a uniform guide for highway cleanup that states can implement as part of safety procedures in the aftermath of incidents on the roads to help combat the growing problem. Unfortunately, implementing this program will solve only a portion of the issue.