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The rise in road fatalities may lead to another deadly Wyoming winter

On Behalf of | Oct 19, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

If you have recently sustained a serious injury in a Wyoming car accident, you are not alone. In fact, the number of vehicle-related personal injuries and deaths around the United States is at an all-time high. To further understand this trend, you need to consider both 2020 and 2021 accidents.

2020 traffic fatality increase continues into 2021

According to the national highway traffic safety administration, the number of vehicle accidents and fatalities started to rapidly increase toward the second quarter to the second half of 2020. For most states, this upward trend continued into 2021. When the weather was warm, holidays like Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day were particularly dangerous.

Wyoming may see another deadly winter

Despite nationwide increases in traffic collisions and deaths overall in 2020, Wyoming was one of the few states that experienced improvements from 2019. However, the good news was short-lived. By Labor Day 2020, Wyoming also started seeing increases in car crashes. If history repeats itself, Wyoming may see another deadly winter for 2021.

With that said, the best way to avoid risky scenarios is to remember to drive safely whenever you are behind the wheel. Slow down, and put distractions away.