Drivers in West Virginia should know that motor vehicle crash fatalities saw a slight decline in 2018. This is according to the preliminary report that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released. Annual traffic death numbers, after declining over the decades, rose dramatically in 2015, and by the end of 2016, it seemed certain the numbers would remain high.
West Virginia drivers might want to use extra caution when traveling on rain-slicked roads. According to a new study, even light rain can significantly increase the danger of a fatal car accident.
People in West Virginia might be interested in learning about the upcoming three-day inspection blitz for commercial truck and bus drivers. The annual event is scheduled to take place from June 4 to June 6. During that time period, truck drivers and bus drivers will go undergo stepped-up inspections to ensure that they are in compliance, and their vehicles are properly maintained.
ValuePenguin has ranked the states based on their distracted driving fatality rate, finding that the laxity or strictness of each state's cellphone laws did much to influence the rates. West Virginia had one of the lower ones, ranking 43rd with .51 fatalities per 10 billion miles traveled between 2015 and 2017.
Persons in Logan County and across West Virginia are injured in motor vehicle accidents every day. Thankfully, some of those mishaps yield minor consequences. Tragically, though, others are direct catalysts causing catastrophic injuries. In some sad cases, fatalities result.