Highway Fatalities for 2009 are Down to 1954 Low
At Kalfus and Nachman we are happy to share encouraging information on
On March 11, 2010 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced (NHTSA) traffic fatalities for 2009 were at a record low. Highway fatalities are at the lowest level since 1954.
As stated in the Press Release, The projected fatality data for 2009 places the highway death count at 33,963, a drop of 8.9 percent as compared to the 37,261 deaths reported in 2008. The fatality rate for 2009 declined to the lowest on record, to 1.16 fatalities per 100 million Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) down from 1.25 fatalities per 100 million VMT in 2008. The final counts for 2009 will be made available in the summer of 2010. To view the preliminary fatality statistics visit: /documents/Early-Estimate-of-Motor-Vehicle-Traffic-Fatalities-in-2009.pdf
The decline in fatalities is due to several factors; safer road design,
seat belt usage, and marketing campaigns dedicated to making our highways safer.
Thanks for continuing to keep our highways safe.