Study reveals Pennsylvanians pay $1,103 per road crash
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Keep Highways Safe, an organization consisting of attorneys dedicated to providing information resources for drivers and victims of roadway accidents, has produced an interactive study that sheds lights on the stats behind Pennsylvania’s highway collisions.
According to the study, in 2015 traffic accidents costed every man, woman and child $1,103 in the state of Pennsylvania.
“Far too many people lose their lives behind the wheel. While we can’t stop accidents entirely from happening, we can do our part to reduce them,” said Jay Solnick, attorney and member of Keep Highways Safe. “That’s why we launched KHS and created this interactive study-the first of its kind for the state. When you know better, you can do better.”
The study looked into five-year accident trends, economic losses, crashes by age, total crashes by county and type of vehicles involved in accidents, among other factors.
In addition, the study revealed that accidents are most likely to happen on a Friday, followed by the weekend. The study also found that crashes and roadway fatalities were more likely to happen during peak travel times, particularly between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
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