Tuesday, August 19, 2008

US Roads a Bit Safer

Just a quick note you might find interesting, something newsy I haven't seen too much mention of this week. Roads in the United States are safer today than they have been in a decade. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration the number of traffic fatalities is down by a noticeable percentage. What about alcohol related accidents?
Fatalities in crashes that involved a driver or motorcycle rider with a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 percent, the legal limit, declined to just under 13,000 deaths in 2007, a 3.7 percent decrease.
According to the same report overall fatalities are also down about 3.9%.