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Are you safer on public transportation than driving your own car?

| Jul 22, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Many people assume that taking public transportation, such as a train, bus or plane, is inherently dangerous. It’s actually far safer to do than you’d think.

They perhaps get the false impression that mass transportation is less safe than their cars. They do so because an incident like an airplane crash often involves multiple fatalities. Accidents involving airplanes and other types of public transportation are few and far between, though.

How do public transportation and auto accidents compare?

If you take a look at transportation safety statistics, you’ll find that public transportation is safer than driving. In fact, that data shows that a person who uses public transportation like buses or trains is ten times safer than when they are in their car.

A person who uses public transportation minimizes their crash risk. Data shows that people who use public transportation in metro areas 40 or more times per year deal with half the number of auto accidents that someone who uses it half as often does.

Public transportation does not completely eliminate accidents

No transportation option is without flaws. There are human, environmental and other factors that may put those who use public transportation that may put your life and limb at risk. Fortunately, New Jersey law may allow individuals who’ve had their lives forever altered in such crashes accountable for their actions. Whether you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a car crash caused by another driver or while on public transportation, it’s important to seek the maximum compensation you need to deal with expenses and damages.