Remember 1950? No, me neither. That's why it's pretty impressive to hear that fatalities on the highways of America have dropped to an all time low not seen since then. The US Department of Transportation announced yesterday (9/9/10) that traffic deaths fell 9.7 percent in 2009, down to 33,808 and that this number put us at the lowest level since 1950.
Credited mainly to better technology (airbags, better built side impact doors, etc…), "safety-conscious drivers and tougher enforcement of drunken driving laws" this is indeed great news.
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