Across our great nation, rural roads are presenting a serious problem to drivers. In 2012 alone, according to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) 54% of all traffic fatalities occurred on rural roads. This statistic is alarming, especially when you consider that only 19% of the nation’s population lived in rural areas. Utah is not the only problem state, there is clearly a pattern.
That being said, the connection between fatal accidents and road quality is a very serious problem within our state, as illustrated by the 2017 Utah Highway Safety Problem Identification report which was recently released. To make matters worse, 64 percent of all traffic fatalities n Utah’s rural areas were not wearing a seatbelt. Just knowing that this is going on is enough to make even the safest drivers a bit worried.
While the roadways become more dangerous, it is more important than ever to be protected. If you or a loved one has been in an accident, don’t wait and see-- call 1800 HURT 323 today.
KSL Local sponsored a 2015 study of Utah’s five deadliest roads, and the list included I-70 which does not connect any urban areas in the state at all. To add to this, Highway 6 which links Spanish Fork and Green River has long been known as one of the top Most Dangerous Roads In America.
We can’t stress it enough-- while enjoying our beautiful state, it is crucial to always stay safe! While the roadways become more dangerous, it is more important than ever to be protected. If you or a loved one has been in an accident, don’t wait and see-- call 1800 HURT 323 today. We will connect you with an experienced and aggressive attorney who will fight for you to get the maximum compensation you deserve.