2016 may have been the deadliest year on the roads since 2007, with an estimated cost to society of $432 billion, according to preliminary data released by the National Safety Council (NSC).
A recent Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) white paper on personal auto insurance offered this prescient warning:
Technology is both improving and complicating matters, making vehicles safer but at the same time amplifying possible driver distractions, as discussed in this New York Times article.
The NSC call for life-saving measures, includes:
Extend laws banning all cell phone use – including hands-free – to all drivers, not just teens; upgrade enforcement from secondary to primary in states with existing bans.
I.I.I. tips on how to keep your auto insurance affordable here.