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The Causes Of Driving Accident

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Every driver on the road is expected to demonstrate a certain level of responsibility. This is critical if we want to make sure drivers are safe on our roads. However, accidents do happen and often, they are the result of the driver's negligence. Negligence is defined as the inability to demonstrate responsible behavior. Drivers are required to have a duty of reasonable care which means that they have to ensure they avoid actions that could possibly harm another party. If they fail to do so, they are said to be negligent. Whenever a driver drives a vehicle knowing that he is under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, he is being negligent. If he gets into an accident while being in this state, he is liable for any damages that result from his negligence. According to statistics from the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP), 305,964 traffic crashes occurred in Ohio in 2016. These crashes resulted in 1,133 fatalities and 112,000 injuries. Out of the total crashes, 12,243 were alcohol-related. 313 of these crashes were fatal and led to 346 deaths and 7,199 injuries. 30.5% of the deaths in 2016 were the result of alcohol-related crashes. This is a huge number and a significant area of concern as far as Ohio is concerned. The fact of the matter is that being hit by a drunk driver can be one of the most frustrating experiences for any individual. This is especially true if the accident results in serious injuries that end up changing your life completely. Things can get even more
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