Our local headlines describe 5 traffic fatalities which includes a pedestrian killed by a car and an alcohol related death.
The US Transportation Secretary says that there were 41,059 motor vehicle-related deaths in 2007—the lowest number of traffic fatalities/per year since 1992—and that 2.49 million people sustained injuries in highway accidents.
The decline in overall deaths is attributed to safer vehicles, law enforcement measures, and the federal government’s efforts to prevent auto accidents. Though the total number of traffic fatalities dropped, an increase in motorcycle fatalities was noted accounting for 13% of all traffic fatalities last year. The number of injured motorcycle victims also increased.
The number of pedestrian deaths decreased while the number of pedestrian injury victims increased.
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