Fatal Car Crashes Decrease Nationwide For The Fourth Consecutive Year

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently reported that fatal car crashes have decreased for a fourth consecutive year since the statistical high in 2005. There were 33,963 motor vehicle fatalities in 2009, a decline of 8.9% from 2008 when there were 37,261 fatalities. The difference between 2008 and 2007 was even more dramatic, with 41,259 wrongful death accidents in 2007 reduced by 10.5 % in 2008. From 2005 to 2009, traffic fatalities dropped significantly, by approximately 22%.