Motor Vehicle Fatality Rate in the United States

Cars are getting safer. Since peaking in 1937, the rate of people who die as a result of motor vehicle accidents in the United States has declined by 60%.
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Jul 4, 2021
Per mile driven, things have improved even more.
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One thing to note is the mysterious increase in 2020. People drove much less, but the fatality rate actually increased. What happened?

The dark answer: it might be suicides.

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The effect of the U.S. requiring seat belts in all new cars starting in 1968 is incredible!
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Was the cause of the decrease in 1943 and 1944 world war 2?
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Sep 26, 2021
Gasoline and tire rationing, plus a nationwide 35 mile per hour speed limit from 1942 to 1945.