For the first time since the Great Recession, the U.S. has experienced three straight years of over 40,000 roadway deaths, according to report released by the National Safety Council earlier this year. In 2018, an estimated 40,000 people lost their lives to car crashes – a 1% decline from 2017 (40,231 deaths) and 2016 (40,327 deaths). About 4.5 million people were seriously injured in crashes last year – also a 1% decrease over 2017. Florida saw a 5.8% spike in fatalities according to estimates.
The silver lining is that these estimates signal a leveling off after years of consecutive increases. Driver behavior more than likely continues to be the reason why the numbers remain high. The estimates don’t reveal causes, but the final 2017 data shows spikes in deaths among pedestrians, while distracted driving accounts for 8% of crashes and drowsy driving an additional 2%.
To help ensure safer roads, the National Safety Council urges motorists to:
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