Recent U.S. Traffic Fatality Trends
From 1980 to 1983, United States traffic fatalities dropped 17%, from 51 091 to an estimated 42 600. Although there are no clear explanations for this abrupt decline, the major reasons suggested all involve some behavioral change. This paper describes the fatality changes briefly, investigates several potential causes, discusses what must be done to provide more conclusive answers, and considers the implications for traffic safety in 1984 and beyond.
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