Traffic Deaths Hit 60-Year Low

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Good news for a change. Not since U.S. President Harry S. Truman unveiled his Fair Deal program and the first television western, Hopalong Cassidy, aired on NBC have traffic fatalities been lower than they were in 2010.

An April 2011 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report indicates that the number of traffic-related fatalities in 2010 was the lowest since 1949. There are several theories why traffic deaths were so low: increased education about the dangers of drunk driving, improved road design, and better and more safely designed automobiles.

While these numbers are encouraging, there are still many unnecessary deaths caused as a result of automobile collisions. If you or anyone you know are injured as a result of the negligence of another driver, please call us for a free consultation.