Autos Main Cause of Accident (Aug, 1930)
Autos Main Cause of Accidents
THE automobile continues to be the most dangerous article in America. Inside the home, bathtubs and loose rugs on floors vie with each other for the doubtful distinction of being most dangerous to human life and limb. More people are injured inside homes themselves than in gardens, farmyards or otherwise around the home. More than twice as many people are injured when riding in automobiles than as pedestrians.
In seriousness of injuries as measured by the money value of claims for accident insurance, automobile injuries again are far in the lead, being more than twice as costly on the average as injuries at home or to pedestrians and about one – fourth more costly than injuries to travelers. Among the causes of injuries by automobiles, collisions with other automobiles holds first place, accounting for 1572 injuries in 1929.