Car accidents can be caused by any number of things. Whether it’s distracted driving, driving under the influence, poor weather conditions or car failure, it’s important to know how to be the safest driver you can be, especially in the event of an accident. Tennessee residents may be interested to know some of the recent figures regarding collision rates in the United States, and how they may correlate to certain communities of people.

A study conducted by the Highway Loss Data Institute was recently reported to have done some predicting about how accident amounts will fare twenty years from now and who the data might be pointing to for such results. They worked on these numbers by using 2010’s collision data and age groupings. A curious thought is that the rates could be affected by the amount of baby boomers who will not be driving in the year 2030; however, the institute reportedly didn’t find that to be a major factor. Another, more supported thought by the study is that the amount of teen drivers on the road will go down. The institute’s conclusion ultimately was reported that there would be little change in the amount of claims from now to then.

The study expects that the amount of teen drivers will lower as a whole by the date they were projecting out to. The current percentage of collision claims for drivers between the ages of 15 and 19 is roughly 70 percent higher than the average amount for any age range. Whether or not their prediction of collision rates comes to fruition, the information that the Highway Loss Data Institute has offered up could serve as a helpful resource to learn where some problem areas may be and begin to work on more ways to prevent collisions.

Tennessee drivers are always at risk of getting into an accident no matter the reason, as many accidents involve more than one car. For those who believe that they were injured or lost someone due to another party’s negligence or driving while under the influence, working with an attorney could help to recover some damages that have been lost due to the new and unforeseen expenses. Understanding the laws regarding distracted driving and personal injury in your area can help someone be able to move on from a tragic and harmful crash better.

Source: The New York Times, “How will aging baby boomers affect crash rates?,” Cheryl Jensen, Dec.3, 2012