More than 40,000 fatalities occurred in vehicle crashes on U.S. roads in 2018, according to the National Safety Council. This is the third year in a row when motor vehicle crash fatalities reached or exceeded 40,000.
In 2018 road deaths were 231 less than in 2017. This is a decrease of roughly 1 percent. Compared with fatalities four years ago, 2018 fatalities were 14 percent higher. In Virginia, 817 people died, a three percent decrease from last year. These numbers represent a “leveling off” of the number of fatalities after many years of increases. [Read more…]