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Report aims to help states cut car accident risks

Road safety can be a major concern for drivers in Missouri and across the United States, and a car accident can lead to serious personal injuries as well as property damage. One report aims at providing suggestions to state governors about steps that they can take to help cut down the risk of car crashes on the roads. Published by the National Governors Association, the report emphasizes the role of state governments in working to improve safety, including coordinating efforts among different agencies in order to improve their success.

There are often a number of departments and agencies in one state tasked with issues related to roadway safety. A governor with a strong commitment to highway safety can play a strong leadership role in bringing them together to work on a coordinated plan to save lives. The National Governors Association and the Governors Highway Safety Association expressed that their goal is to achieve zero fatalities due to traffic accidents.

In 2016, there were 37,461 roadway fatalities, which was a 5.6 percent increase over the previous year. In the same year, 39 states reported that they had an increase in traffic deaths. Despite the development of safety technologies in many modern vehicles, the roadway experience is becoming more dangerous for many Americans.

People who have been injured in a car crash caused by another's negligent or dangerous driving may be able to seek compensation for the damages incurred as a result. They might want to meet with an attorney to see what the best way to do so would be.

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