Auto Fatalities Since 1950 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Safety. Safety. Safety. As the number of cars increase with population and wealth, auto fatalities remains a major concern in public safety, however, it is way saver to travel with vehicles than decades ago. By plotting two important variables against each other — miles traveled versus deaths per 100,000 population — yields a pattern that looks like a plateau followed by a steep drop as shown in the infographic below. Read the full article at The New York Times.

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Any thoughts on why early estimates from 2012 show increases in driving and fatalities?

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