Drugs The Big Killer in Fatal Road Accident Claims

Sign of the times. In the 70’s and 80’s the problem seemed to be with alcohol related deaths on the road. However there in the United States there are more fatal road accidents due to drugs than alcohol.

Why is this relevant I hear you say as this is an American problem?  The answer is short and to the point.  It seems that whatever America does, the UK will follow some 10 years later.  A maker we have to consider no doubt.

Drink and Drugs

In one report where the statistical information has come from, (Governors Highway Safety Association and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility) advisers that there is a a steady increase in drug use amount drivers killed in road traffic accidents.

In 2005 28% of toes tested were found to be under the influence of drugs, but in 2009 this increased to 33%.

35,000 Killed in Crashes

The statistics are shocking and every life lost is a personal tragedy that could have been avoided. Of the drivers who were fatally killed, 57% were tested for drugs and 71% for alcohol.

Over a third were tested positive for drugs.

Combined with those to criminal charges against the offender, the family left behind following the loss of a loved one will want to ensure the justice is achieved by the conviction  of the offender and also fatal accident compensation can be obtained to relieve some of the financial stress and worry.

 

 

 

 

 

Posted: May 4, 2017 at 8:34 pm