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U.S. Traffic Deaths Reach 16-Year High

42,915 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2021 – the most since 2005 and an average of 117 deaths every day.

117 deaths every day

  • Crash deaths rose by 10.5%
  • largest ever annual percentage increase in the nearly five-decade history
  • pedestrians (up 13%)
  • urban roads (up 16%) a
  • speeding-related crashes (up 5%)

Why is this happening? What has changed?

A good question to ask during your driving lesson.

This was talked about last year in a previous post 🙂

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