So far in 2009, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, and Massachusetts have enacted new low-speed vehicle laws (LSV) in hopes to lower car accident statistics in local areas where people travel short distances for errands and appointments.
As automobile accident attorneys, we believe that more state and national government officials should take charge in doing everything they can to lower car accident statistics. From our experience, we see that automobile accidents are a direct cause of personal injuries, including brain injuries and physical disabilities.
So will this new measure really lower the amount of car accident statistics? Here is a breakdown of how four states have tried to reduce the number of fatal auto accidents in 2009:
The maximum speed limit for roads authorized for LSV use increased from 25 mph to 35 mph.
The maximum speed limit for roads authorized for LSV use decreased from 40 mph to 30 mph.
LSV use on roads with a posted speed limit of 35 mph or less.
LSV use on roads with a posted speed limit of 30 mph or less.
But just because some automobiles are going slower does not mean that others will reduce their speed and avoid hitting the slower vehicles on the road. Fatal car accidents still have a chance of happening, such as one caused by drunk driving.
Being automobile accident attorneys, we believe that laws such as these ones are steps in a positive direction for reducing the amount of sever automobile accidents and fatal car accidents that happen in a certain state. Though car accidents and personal injuries will never go away, at least there is progress being made to lower the number in auto accident statistics.
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