Posted on behalf of Henness & Haight on Oct 03, 2016 in Car Accident News
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reports that the average American driver is behind the wheel more than 17,600 minutes each year. That is equal to seven 40-hour work weeks.
The foundation’s American Driving Survey provides a comprehensive record of Americans’ driving habits. Of those who are driving age and older, 87.5 percent say they have driven in the last year. The survey found that drivers average around 10,900 miles a year, spending more than 290 hours traveling.
It was also discovered that the total number of miles driven during 2015 rose 2.4 percent from 2014 to 2.45 trillion miles total amongst all drivers.
Other findings include:
With the significant amount of miles driven each year, motorists are likely to be involved in an accident at some point. If a negligent driver causes you harm or kills a loved one, you could be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Contact the car accident lawyers at Henness & Haight for fighting for the amount you deserve.