Auto safety recalls are supposed to protect the public from driving unsafe vehicles that can contribute to accidents and injuries. Despite 16.2 million cars and trucks being recalled last year, an additional million vehicles were not recalled last year due to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) not completing their investigations in a timely manner.
Fatal car accidents increased by five percent last year, bucking a seven-year trend of declining traffic fatalities in the U.S.
The number of pedestrian accidents has increased during the last few years. Many safety advocates blame the constant use of cellphones and other electronic devices that many pedestrians use while walking near traffic or across the street.
Everyone knows the dangers of distracted driving but car accidents continue to happen. Despite drivers recognizing the risks associated with distracted driving, many continue to still engage in risky driving behaviors, according to a study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.