Fatalities Are Falling While Driver Irresponsibility Is Rising

The absolute numbers are important, but the fatality rate is what really matters. Experts express the fatality rate as fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled.  Since miles traveled during this time increased by about 1% while crashes were dropping, the rate is getting better.  The first nine months of 2019 saw a rate of 1.10 fatalities per 100M VMT, compared to a rate of 1.13 during the same period in 2018…