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Fatal Wrecks Still Plague U.S.

BY July 7, 2016


Be safe on the roads out there. Although it’s far safer to drive than it used to be, the United States still has a high rate of deaths from car crashes compared to similar countries.  

The rate of crash fatalities was at about 10 deaths per 100,000 people in the United States. That’s almost double the rate all of the 19 other developed nations the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention compared data against.

The good news: Crash deaths fell about 31 percent from 2000. But even still, the average of those other countries studied was a 56 percent drop.

Researchers named a variety of reasons the U.S. rate is so high, including the propensity of Americans to drive drunk and speed.

Read the CDC’s report here


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