The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it’s time to stop being complacent about car accidents.
A new report says most accidents don’t cause serious injuries or fatalities, but it recommends that drivers get insurance and make sure they’re wearing their seat belts when driving.
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The NHTSA says most crashes involve an injury or death, but that is not necessarily a bad thing.
Read moreIt said the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) had conducted the first national survey of the number of car accidents that cause injuries and fatalities in the United States between 2004 and 2018.
It found that between 2004 to 2018, the number fell from 1,532 accidents to 925.
The NHSA says the number is expected to fall again in 2020.
It says the survey was conducted in cooperation with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
The NHTSB said it also looked at data from car insurance companies and found that injuries were rising in both the most recent survey and previous ones.
“A car accident in the US is far more likely to cause injury or even death than a road accident,” the NHTSC said in a statement.
“It also is far less likely to kill the driver.”
Although the number and severity of crashes has increased over the past decade, we are not witnessing a dramatic increase in fatalities.
In fact, car accidents in the past two decades have generally decreased in the overall rate of injury and death.
In contrast, injuries are less common in rural areas, especially in the western half of the country.””
In the South, more serious injuries occur in the middle of the night, in the early morning, when the roads are congested, or when drivers are distracted.
In contrast, injuries are less common in rural areas, especially in the western half of the country.”
The survey found that the NHEHS surveyed 1,400 drivers in 20 states and the District of Columbia, and 1,100 in New York.
The NHESS also looked into how many accidents occurred on public roads, including freeways and interstates.
The report found that in the last decade, the frequency of crashes in freeways increased from 10.5% to 13.2%.
The study found that crashes involving fatal injuries were increasing from 0.5 to 2.3% of total road crashes, from 7.4% to 9.6%.
The NHTS said the increase in the number was mainly due to “the growth of commercial vehicle fleets and the increasing number of drivers who drive in them”.
The NHP also said the number in the NHSS data was higher than the NHP’s previous study in 2006.
“That study found only 3.6% of car crashes in the U.S. involved a fatality, a rate that was slightly higher than in our current study,” the report said.
“In contrast, in 2006, the National Safety Council estimated that approximately 7% of all fatal crashes involved injury or other forms of death.”
The NHSSA says it is working on a study that will include more information on how accidents happen.
“While the NHAAS study was designed to address a specific question, the results of that study will inform how the NCA will prepare for a future survey of accidents that might occur in our country,” the agency said in its statement.