At Least One Fatality Reported in East Manatee, Florida
FLORIDA- Bradenton.com writes that the Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a collision involving one fatality in the afternoon hours on Lorraine Road in East Manatee.*
The crash closed down all of the westbound lanes until almost 8 p.m.
Accidents leave tens of thousands of people dead in the United States every year. In 2017, a total of 37,133 people died in automobile accidents, according to the IIHS. Out of that total, 3,112 of those deaths took place in Florida.
Over time, vehicles have gotten safer, and more people are using their seatbelts than ever before. Still, there are also more vehicles on the roads and plenty of serious crashes. Across the country, many cities and states have begun to implement initiatives to curb the high number of vehicle-related deaths. The initiatives often use a combined effort, including education and engineering solutions, to address problematic intersections, as well as traffic laws and enforcement to make the roads safer.
The efforts have helped, but there is still a long way to go, and car crashes are still a leading cause of accidental deaths in the United States.
Many vehicle manufacturers have taken steps to reduce traffic accidents through the use of technology. Cars now detect nearby objects and can alert a driver if they are getting too close to an object. While technology can help, most accidents are caused by human carelessness and mistakes. Distracted driving, drunk or impaired driving, and speeding are all leading causes of severe accidents and are completely preventable.
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