America’s 2010 traffic safety numbers are in. And National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator David Strickland and I are pleased to report that, last year, roadway fatalities and injuries fell to their lowest rates ever – and to their lowest numbers since 1949.
But if someone you know was among the 32,885 people killed on our roadways last year, you know that even one death is too many. Whatever progress these numbers indicate, they also tell us that we have more work to do to continue to protect Americans on our roadways.via 2010 traffic safety numbers indicate progress;driver distraction remains a problem – Welcome to the FastLane: The Official Blog of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. (Dec. 8, 2011)