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Los Angeles Crash Deaths Rise for 2nd Straight Year

Los Angeles Crash Deaths Rise for 2nd Straight Year

Traffic deaths are up for the second straight year in Los Angeles.

In 2016, 260 people were killed in crashes throughout the City of Los Angeles.  That’s about a 43% increase from 2015, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The staggering numbers are there despite Mayor Garcetti’s Vision Zero plan seeking to decrease the number by 20% by the end of 2017.  We are nowhere near that goal.

As discussed previously, Los Angeles also holds the record for the highest speed-related deaths in the country.

Authorities believe that despite safer vehicles, drivers are surrounded by more and more distractions.

Sadly, pedestrians are among the increasing statistic referenced above.  A pedestrian has about an 80% risk of death if a vehicle is traveling at 40 mph.  The risk decreases the slower an automobile travels.

Los Angeles saw about 55,350 traffic collisions in 2016.  That’s a 7% increase from 2015, and a 20% increase from 2014.

We can all agree that the numbers are going the wrong way.

Slow down while traversing the streets of LA.  Experts agree that this is the best way to reduce traffic collisions.

For questions about your Los Angeles car crash case, the Rabbi Lawyer is ready to assist, 24/6.