The government announced yesterday that the rate of overall traffic fatalities last year in the U.S. reached the lowest level on record in more than 50 years, despite four times as many cars on the road.
Traffic deaths have declined for 15 consecutive quarters — almost four years. The improvement shows that seat-belt crackdowns, tougher drunken-driving laws and auto safety improvements such as air bags and stability control are paying off.
Taking into account the number of miles traveled, it was the lowest level ever recorded.
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