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Why are cars so popular in the U.S.?

On Behalf of | Oct 7, 2020 | Car Accidents |

When you look at the impact that cars have on America, it made lead you to question why they’re so popular and why everyone drives them without a second thought.

After all, for some age groups, cars are a leading cause of death. They often lead to between 35,000 and 40,000 deaths every single year. That’s the entire population of a major college, and it happens annually. And that doesn’t even take into account far more people who suffer serious and life-altering injuries.

Plus, cars are expensive. New ones often retail well above $30,000. They take hundreds of dollars per month in gasoline to use. They create mass pollution while doing it. You also have the endless cost of upkeep. If cars are dangerous and expensive, why do we love them so much that it’s often just assumed that most people own them? Why do many families own a car for every driver in the family?

Some who have studied this have reported that the biggest reason is just convenience. In a country built on speed and schedules, cars make it faster to get from Point A to Point B. It’s incredibly convenient to own a car in a country with so many rural towns that lack any other transportation options. It is clear that Americans are willing to overlook injuries, fatalities, costs and pollution in the name of ultimate convenience. And it does not appear that is going to change any time soon.

Have you been injured in an accident or lost a loved one? You’re far from alone, and you need to know what legal options you have.