Traffic deaths in the U.S. fell for the third consecutive year in 2019, the government's road safety agency reported. The downward trend is continuing into this year with people driving fewer miles due to the pandemic, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday. The decrease came even though vehicle miles traveled increased by nearly 1%, reducing the fatality rate to 1.1 per 100 million miles traveled.
IIHS looks at the effects of increasing speed limits from 1993 to 2017
National Safety Council says the number is up 14 percent from four years ago.
Report says there are 1.35 million annual traffic deaths worldwide.
The chance of a fatality rises dramatically.
Nearly 6,000 pedestrians were killed by motorists in 2017.
They fell for 2017, too.
Pedestrian deaths in the U.S. are climbing at an alarming rate, jumping 46 percent since reaching a low point in 2009, according to federal data. Now, a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety identifies some trends behind the numbers and offers some recommendations.
The spike in car crashes went away when the Pokemon craze faded.
It has ideas on how to reduce speeding.
That's 6,000 pedestrians killed, an additional 620 more than the year before.