According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, road deaths in the United States have reached a 16-year high
According to data released Tuesday by the Department of Transportation, about 42,915 people died in road accidents in the United States in 2021, the highest number of road deaths since 2005.
This is a 10.5% increase from 2020, when 38,824 fatalities were reported, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It’s also an 18% increase from 2019, the last pre-pandemic year, when there were 36,355 road deaths.
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