The number of fatal car accidents that occurred in the Bronx last year has dropped in comparison to previous years. According to preliminary numbers from the New York Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles 2,430 people died from car accidents in the Bronx in 2010. The statistic is the lowest number in over 20 years and comes at a time when New York’s population is 50 percent larger than it was two decades ago. Counties across New York are also reporting lower numbers of fatal car accidents for 2010 as well.
. According to the Florida Highway Patrol a combination of factors has contributed to the decrease in traffic fatalities. Technological advances in vehicles, education and law enforcement have all played roles in bringing down the number of fatal car accidents on New York’s roads. The New York Highway Patrol says that technological innovations have had the biggest impact on safety improvement.
The New York Highway Patrol cites advanced braking systems, hands-free devices and warnings that alert drivers. The New York Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles believes the downward trend of car accident fatalities will continue because of a continuation in improved vehicle engineering and a safer fleet of vehicles that will continue to come online. The New York Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles also credits state and local law enforcement and believes that the downward trend will continue for another five years. Bronx car accident lawyers are more than ready to handle these types of accidents.