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Traffic deaths in the USA are at a 60-year low despite a slight uptick in miles driven, and the chances of dying on the road are the lowest ever, the Department of Transportation says.

The number of people who died on the nation’s roads fell 3,615, or 9.7%, from 2008 to 33,808 last year, the latest available data from the department. That was the lowest total since 33,186 people were killed in 1950, when there were one-fifth the number of vehicles Read the rest of this entry »

(CNN) — The number of Americans killed on U.S. highways last year was the lowest since 1961, the Department of Transportation announced Monday.

Last year’s death toll was put at 37,313. In 1961, the number of lives lost was 36,285. The numbers were compiled by the DOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

In addition, the rate of deaths on U.S. highways hit a record low last year — 1.28 fatalities per 100 million vehicle Read the rest of this entry »

California was the only state in the nation to receive consistently top marks across the board on a recent ranking of traffic safety laws conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The study examined the strength of traffic safety laws in six key areas, including: DUI/DWI, young driver licensing, safety belt use, child restraint use, motorcycle helmet use and red light cameras.

“I am extremely pleased by the results Read the rest of this entry »

Traffic deaths fell sharply across the nation last year, dropping in at least 42 states and the District of Columbia as Americans battered by high gasoline prices and the sour economy cut driving by a record amount.
Twenty-five states and the District of Columbia registered double-digit percentage declines, sending death totals in some places to levels not seen in a half-century or more, according to preliminary data the states provided to Read the rest of this entry »