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Mon. Sep 26th, 2022
DETROIT The number of people killed on U.S. roadways fell slightly from April through June, the first decline in two years. But the government says the number of deaths remains at a crisis level.

MANITOBA — During the months of April-June, the United States had its first reduction in the number of traffic fatalities in two years. The administration claims that the death toll has not dropped below a “crisis level.”

DETROIT The number of people killed on U.S. roadways fell slightly from April through June, the first decline in two years. But the government says the number of deaths remains at a crisis level.

As of June, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has estimated that 20,175 persons had been killed in traffic accidents this year. This is a rise of 0.5% compared to the same six-month period in 2017.

After seven consecutive quarters of growth beginning in the third quarter of 2020, there was a slight decrease in the second quarter of 2020.

After an uptick spurred by more unsafe driving when roads were empty during lockdowns at the outset of the epidemic, the decline may indicate that fatalities are beginning to stabilize.

On Monday, NHTSA Acting Administrator Ann Carlson addressed a conference of road safety professionals, “We all hope this is the start of a decreasing trend in deaths.” Carlson said, “this is not the new normal we desire,” despite the little drop.

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