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Highway Fatalities at Lowest Rate Since 2014, According to NHTSA

2019-11-06 01:14:54
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicated overall highway crash fatalities declined 2.4% in 2018, from 37,473 deaths in 2017 to 36,560 in 2018. The fatalities rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled also decreased by 3.4%, representing the lowest fatality rate since 2014.

There are a few key areas where fatalities have declined year-over-year. These include fatalities among children 14 and younger – dropping more than 10% in 2018 when compared to 2017. Further, fatal crashes involving alcohol impairment dropped 3.6%, speeding-related fatalities fell 5.7% and motorcyclist fatalities decreased by 4.7%.

Continuing this positive trend, the estimated number of fatalities for the first half of 2019 saw 589 fewer deaths over the same period in 2018.

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