The trend in the state mirrors what is happening throughout the nation. This past December the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicated that in the past decade deaths on highways in the United States have decreased by 25 percent.
There are likely multiple reasons for the lower numbers in the state of Pennsylvania. In addition to improvements to Pennsylvania roads, educational efforts and crash avoidance technology, which is so common in vehicles now, is believed to have played a role. There appears to be an opportunity to reduce these instances even more by focusing on teen drivers, distracted driving and drunk driving.
Even though the number of people who have died on Pennsylvania roads has declined, it sadly does still happen. In addition, people continue to be seriously hurt in crashes throughout the state. When this happens those impacted may be unsure of what action to take. While addressing medical issues is of course the most important thing, contacting a personal injury lawyer to explore legal options is also a good idea.