Nov 26, 2015

Dominant Transportation Privilege

From the previous transportation barriers and upcoming challenges, the public transportation difficulties are consecutively rising. As we know that transportation brings a change in our life. It makes us eligible for moving from point ‘A’ to point ‘B’ easily and quickly. It helps us directly or indirectly to make happening of life merriment. It doesn’t matter how it happens. This is essentially all transportation is.

Nowadays, every individual looking for better transportation resources, for accessing various opportunities for obtaining educational facilities, employments opportunities or for some private purposes. In all cases, the transportation helps us in making our ideas happen. Whatever we decide to do but without transportation deed, it becomes somehow impossible.

Some previous records are met that define the necessity for special transportation facilities as below:

United States Accident Report: The upcoming transportation requirements for safety and security were highly solicited by senior citizens and by those, who are unable to walk properly and having various disability issues. The Statistic report by the census bureau of the United States describes that the total no. of an accident in 2009 is about 55 million (land crashes such as highway fatalities). And 22.02 million becomes injured and 33.8 million lost their lives. Traffic fatalities related to on-road all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) represented 1 per cent of total motor vehicle traffic fatalities each year from 2004 to 2013. The yearly ATV-related fatality counts from 2004 to 2013 ranged from a low of 307 in 2012 to a high of 381 in 2008, according to the NHTSA’s (National Highway Traffic safety Administration) report. This issue becomes the critical for improving the transportation facilities with non-emergency transportation needs that will be able to provide safety and security to lives.

United States Poverty Status Report: In 2014, the official poverty rate was 14.8 per cent. There were 46.7 million people in poverty. Neither the poverty rate nor the number of people in poverty was statistically different from the 2013 estimates. Poverty rates are persistently higher in rural and inner city parts of the country as compared to suburban areas. In 1979-2009, 14.3%  population lived in poverty of total US population (43.6 million), 13.2%  population lived in poverty of total US population (39.8 million) in 2009 and in 2015, 16% population lived in poverty of total US population. It is increasing day by day. Thus, there must be some special transportation facilities that may easily afford by the poverty groups of the nation for accessing medical facilities.

Disability Statistic Report: In the United States, approximately 56.7 million people (18.7 percent) of the 303.9 million in the civilian non-institutionalized population had a disability in 2010. About 38.3 million people (12.6 percent) had a severe disability. About 12.3 million people aged 6 years and older (4.4 percent) needed assistance with one or more activities of daily living (ADLs).

All these reasons suggest us that the United States of America needs specially equipped transportation facilities. With such transportation facilities, the senior citizens will become eligible to support their health objectives and to obtain assistance and ambulatory support. It will help the nation to promote the poverty groups and to reduce the road fatalities by enabling the ambulatory and supportive rides.

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#Note: the information derived from the Census Bureau of United States.

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