Over the past several years, the car accident death rate has increased in Los Angeles. It has been on the rise since 2013, where around 3,000 people died in car accidents. Over the last 5 years, more and more people kept paying the ultimate price each year, with the death rate increasing every year by a few percent.
In 2016 and 2017, these numbers have reached critical levels. With an increase of almost 20 percent from the previous years, car accidents have taken more lives than ever before.
Here are some statistics related to Los Angeles car accidents and their death rate provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Worst Days To Drive
According to NHTSA, the worst days to drive are definitely Saturday and Sunday. On these two days, the number of car accidents is usually the highest (especially during holidays and summer vacation time). Also, weekends always have the highest fatality rate. The highest amount of accidents occurred between noon and midnight, with the most dangerous period to drive being between 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm.
On the other side, Wednesday and Thursday had the fewest amount of car accidents, as well as fatalities.
Have you been involved in a car accident lately? Have you lost someone in a tragic car accident? Do not hesitate to contact a Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyer. They understand the situation you are in and are willing to help you seek justice and compensation for your injuries. The initial consultation is always free of charge, and all you have to do is either call or visit one of our offices in Los Angeles.
Extremely High Death Rate
California has become notorious for having an extremely high death rate. According to the statistics, the state has 1.09 deaths per fatal crash. Based on this information, California is at almost at the very top of the most dangerous states to drive in.
The nationwide average is about 11 deaths per 100,000 people. In California, there are about 8.4 deaths per 100,000, with Los Angeles being the city with the most deaths. That is almost twice as much compared to Massachusetts (4.8) and District of Columbia (3.4).
According to the blood test results, about 70 percent of all people who died in Los Angeles as a result of a car accident was tested positive and had a high amount of alcohol in their blood. The state has no tolerance for drinking and driving (and DUI in general), and severely punish those who are caught driving under the influence.
In the majority of cases, blood tests are taken when the police have a reason to believe that the deceased individual had been drinking. In the majority of cases, blood is less likely tested and blood alcohol contents are not always recorded.
All Personal Injury Attorneys in Los Angeles will advise you to call a cab if you are going out with friends. Drinking and driving is a deadly combination, one that can have fatal results not only for you but for everyone in your vehicle and on the road at the time. Do not drink and drive.