Assertive Injury Representation Throughout West Virginia
Farmer, Cline & Campbell, PLLC
Dedicated Service. Passionate Representation. A History Of Success.
Click Here TO Call Now Free Consults 866-587-0167 Injury Throughout West Virginia
Main Menu

States' traffic laws performances are rated

Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, a trade group based in Washington, D.C., has released a report that evaluates the progress made by each state in implementing highway safety laws. West Virginia motorists may be interested to know how their state's highway safety laws fare when compare to those of other states.

The report was released as the deaths caused by traffic crashes have reached a seven-year high. The highway safety laws that were examined covered the use of motorcycle helmets and seatbelts, child passenger safety, distracted and impaired driving and teen driving. According to the group, there are 376 state laws that legislatures should adopt to regulate those areas. The report indicates 16 states have no primary enforcement seat belt statutes for front seat passengers. There are also currently 33 states that have no seat belt regulations for passengers occupying the rear seats of a vehicle.

In 2015, the traffic death rate had its largest percentage increase in 50 years. Early data for the first nine months of 2016 indicate that there was an 8 percent increase over the same period in 2015. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2.4 million people were injured and over 35,000 people were killed in traffic accidents in 2015.

The report rates each state plus the District of Columbia in five categories. Places with the top ratings include Delaware, Rhode Island, Washington, D.C., Oregon, Washington and Louisiana. States that showed worst performance included, among others, Mississippi, Florida Arizona, North Dakota, Vermont, Wyoming, Ohio, Nebraska, New Hampshire and Missouri.

People who have been injured in a car accident due to the negligent driving of another motorist often require extensive medical care and treatment, during which they could lose wages due to an inability to return to their jobs. They may want to have legal assistance when seeking compensation from the at-fault driver for their losses.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Tell Us About Your Legal Issue

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Three Convenient Office Locations

Charleston Office
746 Myrtle Road
Charleston, WV 25314

Toll Free: 866-587-0167
Toll Free: 866-587-0167
Phone: 304-881-0637
Phone: 304-881-0637
Charleston Law Office Map

Beckley Office
101 North Kanawha Street, Suite 101
Beckley, WV 25801

Toll Free: 866-587-0167
Toll Free: 866-587-0167
Phone: 304-881-0637
Phone: 304-881-0637
Beckley Law Office Map

Morgantown Office
453 Suncrest Towne Centre Drive, Suite 300
Morgantown, WV 26505

Toll Free: 866-587-0167
Toll Free: 866-587-0167
Phone: 304-881-0637
Phone: 304-881-0637
Morgantown Law Office Map

Connect With Our Attorneys

Distinguished ™ AV ® LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability 2015 Litigator Awards | Ranked Top 1% of Lawyers Super Lawyers Chambers and Partners Bar Register Preeminent Lawyers| 2017 Martindale-Hubbell The Best Lawyers in America American Association for Justice Million Dollar  Advocates Forum

Privacy Policy | Business Development Solutions by FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters.