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What is Road Trauma?

News outlets are regularly reminding us of the fatalities occuring on our roads, but what often isn't reported are the impacts serious injuries caused by road accidents can have on people and the surrounding community.

90% of road accidents are caused by minor mistakes that drivers can easily avoid.

Driving mistakes like the below are all too common when it comes to road accidents:

  • driving while fatigued
  • driving with distractions (including using mobile phones)
  • speeding slightly above the speed limit.

Australian road trauma statistics show that road trauma is far more common than fatalities and has a devastating impact on individuals, families and communities.

The image below sheds a light on the true costs of road trauma and the ripple effects this can have on local communities.

Road trauma after motor vehicle accients

Written by Shine Lawyers. Last modified: March 30, 2022.

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