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The Golden Point out is bucking national developments in car accident deaths. While the most the country recorded a drop in significant car accidents, California’s rate reportedly is increasing. Since the mid-1990s there’s been a marked drop in deaths due to traffic related accidents. 2011 was the lowest rate of accidents recently, dropping about 2 percent from the prior rate in 2010 2010.

Unfortunately, California saw a 2.6 percent upsurge in the fatal accident rate. There have been 2,791 fatal car crashes in California. Since nationally the fatalities numbered 32,367, California makes up about about 8.6 percent of most traffic fatalities in the United States last year alone. That’s the second most traffic fatalities in the nation.

Perhaps that’s partially because of the pedestrian fatality rate in Los Angeles. A recent report discovered that over 30 percent of all deaths related to car accidents in the city were due to hit-and-run pedestrian accidents. That’s three times the national ordinary for pedestrian accidents, which happen to be decreasing nationally.

The only state that recorded more traffic fatalities than California was Texas. There have been 3,023 deaths because of automobile accidents in 2011 in Texas. That’s 9.3 percent of most traffic fatalities in the country. Granted, California and Texas will be two of the largest and most populous states. Still, both of these out of 50 states constitute 18 percent of all traffic deaths.

Overall, 36 states saw a decrease in traffic fatalities. There were some types of road accidents that also bucked the downward tendency. Both motorcyclist and bicyclist incident deaths are increasing. Bicyclist death increased by about 8.7 pct while motorcyclists increased by 14 percent.

Further study to the motorcycle statistic reveals certain factors that account for the upward trend. Older People in america are picking right up motorcycles as a soon after in life hobby and they are more vulnerable to injuries from a crash. Safety laws and regulations vary by state and may not require helmet use. In addition, motorcyclists are more likely to speed, lose command and crash.

Partially related is an increase in the rate of car accident related deaths both in motorbike along with other vehicle crashes. While discerning the root of this problem is trickier, it really is an alarming fact that requires a solution. Drunk driving is dangerous and illegal, but somehow is on the rise. This is also true of motorcyclists, but makes up about about a third of car crash deaths.