U.S. Traffic Fatalities Continue Plunge

By: WSAW Staff
By: WSAW Staff

Our streets are safer than they've been in a very long time as traffic fatalities in the U.S. continue to plunge. Numbers are now at their lowest level since 1949.

32,000 people died in traffic accidents in 2011; down nearly two percent from last year. That's the seventh year in a row the rate has gone down.

As for why, experts suggest several reasons; including a crackdown on drunk driving and improved vehicle safety design standards. This includes electronic stability control and tougher roofs.

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