If you have already been hurt in an Overland Park car accident, then you are not immediately concerned with which driving danger is the most prevalent. Regardless of whether your accident occurred because of distracted driving, lack of a turn signal, or another reason, you are left hurt, confused, and in pain. You have the right to contact an Overland Park car accident lawyer for help and to understand more about the type of accident that hurt you.
Study finds Lack of Turn Signal Causes Twice as Many Crashes as Distracted Driving
A recent study by the Society of Automotive Engineers found that drivers in the United States fail to use their turn signals a staggering 750 billion times a year. On average, that is more than 2 billion turn signal violations every day. Overall, the study found that drivers failed to use turn signals when changing lanes 48% of the time and failed to use turn signals when turning 25% of the time.
While an accident does not occur every time a driver fails to use a turn signal, researchers estimate that approximately 2 million car accidents a year occur because of failure to use turn signals.
Turn signals are one of the oldest safety features on cars. Yet, according to the study, it may be time to make advancements in turn signal technology so that future turn signal accident injuries and fatalities are avoided.
Contact an Overland Park Car Accident Lawyer if You’ve Been Hurt in a Turn Signal Crash
If the other driver involved in your car accident failed to use a turn signal, that is an important fact to mention to your Overland Park car accident attorney. To learn more about how to protect your rights after an Overland Park car crash, please read our FREE book, Don’t Wreck Your Injury Claim, and call us today at (816) 471- 5111 or (888) 348-2616.