Cars Are Getting Safer But Too Many People Are Dying On America’s Roads

The Federal Highway Administration notes vehicle miles traveled increased in the first nine months of last year when compared to 2020, with an additional 244 billion miles covered accounting for the 11.7% rise. For every 100 million vehicle miles traveled, the fatality rate for the first nine months of 2021 increased to 1.36 fatalities compared to 2020’s projected rate of 1.35 fatalities. Interestingly, fatality rates declined in the second and third quarters of the year when compared to 2020.