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February 2013 Archives

Fatal traffic accident rates are up for the first time since 2005

Over the past couple of decades, a lot of safety improvements have been put into place that we all believed would cut down on serious and deadly traffic accidents. Better safety features and improved crash technology in vehicles, along with better road design seemed to be having a profound effect -- starting in 1999, the nationwide rate of fatal accidents began to drop, reaching an historic low in 2011.