man checking statistical data | 2019 highway accident fatalitiesAt the end of last year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released the data for the first nine months of 2019 regarding highway accident fatalities

This data showed a 2.2% reduction in highway accident fatalities when compared to the same time the previous year. 

“This is positive news, but more work remains to be done to make our roads safer for everyone,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. 

The third quarter of 2019 was the eighth consecutive year-to-year quarterly decline in the number of accident fatalities since the last quarter of 2017, with roughly 27,000 deaths from motor vehicle traffic accidents.

Federal Highway Administration data shows that for the first three quarters of 2019, vehicle miles traveled rose by 1%, or about 24 billion miles. That means that the fatality rate for that period of time decreased to 1.10 deaths per million vehicle miles traveled, down from a rate of 1.13 for the same time frame the previous year. 

James Owens, the Acting Administrator for the NHTSA pointed out that while “dangerous actions continue to plague drivers, such as speeding, distraction, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the path forward calls for a combination of policies, research, and action that requires committed and sustained effort from State, local, and Federal governments; and from highway safety partners, schools, and communities – all committed to reducing fatalities on our Nation’s roads.”

While the NHTSA is still gathering and finalizing data for 2018 and 2019 from multiple sources including police reports, they have made their preliminary findings available on their website.  

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