Spokane Personal Injury Attorney | It Is More Than The Recession

Last week, I noted that traffic fatalities were on the decline. The reason given for the decline in traffic fatalities by the National Safety Counsel? the Great Recession.

Well, it appears that traffic fatalities have been on the decline in the last 50 years! Below is a graph showing the decline for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

In the May 2011 edition of Car and Driver, Keither Barry noted that the rate of motor-vehicle-related deaths per 100 million miles traveled was 6.2 times higher in 1950 than today. Barry attributes the decline in traffic fatalities to: (1) safer cars; (2) traffic congestion; (3) improved roadways; (4) better driver training; (5) the recession; and (6) the decline of “martini lunch[es].”

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