Deadly Car Accidents Decrease Even as We Drive More Miles
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, wrongful deaths from car accidents dropped to a new low in 2010. These results are surprising given that we are driving more than in years past. Incredibly, the three percent drop from last year still resulted in more than 32,000 people dying on our roadways.
Secretary of Transportation attributes these welcome decreases to advances in vehicle safety, greater seat-belt usage and increased enforcement in preventing drunk and distracted driver. Thankfully, wrongful deaths from car accidents have declined steadily since 2005.
We commend our friends in law enforcement and encourage them to keep up the aggressive crackdown on distracted drivers, particularly in South Florida, where many of our main highways are under constant construction.