Proof Positive That Texting While Driving is Safer Than Drinking and Driving
Traffic fatalities for last year fell by nearly 9 percent, reaching their lowest level since 1954, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported today, according to an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, One of America's Great Newspapers.
The fatality rate of 1.16 deaths per 100 million miles traveled was the lowest on record, the department said.
Projections placed the number of highway deaths last year at 33,963, compared with 37,261 the year before. Fatalities have declined for 15 consecutive quarters.
Pennsylvania reported last month that the number of road fatalities last year fell by 14 percent and was the lowest total since record-keeping began in 1928.
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