Boston is among one of the most historical and cultural cities in America. Due to the history and the fact that it is home to three of the most prominent sports teams, Boston rates among the top tourist areas in the country. However, Massachusetts car accidents in rarely occur with the vast number of tourist driving on urban roadways.
In fact, a 2008 report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states rural fatalities account for 56% of all traffic fatalities in the United States. However, from 2005 to 2009, the entire state of Massachusetts had 1,808 urban traffic fatalities and only 194 rural fatalities.
The NHTSA reported that in 2008, Massachusetts had the 3rd lowest rural fatalities at 36. Only the District of Columbia (2) and Rhode Island (13) had fewer. In addition, Massachusetts falls short of the national average of passenger vehicle deaths per miles traveled. In 2008, Massachusetts had .6 deaths per 100,000 miles travel, nationally that number was 1.26. Considering the size of this state, it’s pretty remarkable how low these numbers are.
It’s possible that with the convenience of mass transit also helps keep the number of urban traffic fatalities down each year in Boston. However, the city and all it has to offer will always be a constant attraction for those out-of-state tourists who travel on unfamiliar urban roadways to take in a little piece of history year after year.
A helpful tip to tourist visiting Massachusetts or the Boston area, check out the visitor information centers located throughout the state. They are there to offer help with driving and hot spots located throughout the state. These centers are open seven days a week during peak times of the year but many have reduced operating schedules during the less traveled winter months.
If you are someone you love have been involved in an automobile accident in the Boston area, contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman for a free consultation. Call them toll free at 877-617-5333.