Save Our Teen Drivers

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2008 Traffic Deaths at Record Low

Posted by lapearce on February 14, 2009

The National Safety Council has reported that 2008 was a good year for drivers, and it’s not just because we were driving less due to gas prices. The Council reports that 39,800 deaths in 2008 were related to motor vehicles, down 8% from last year, after adjusted for miles driven.

While the number is decreasing, it is still very high. Car crashes are the leading non-illness cause of death in America. Coming in right after heart disease and stroke for adults, and accounting for the top killer of teens (nearly 40%). Hopefully we will see this number continue to drop as drivers education improves


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