April 7, 2009

Highway Deaths Down to 1961 Levels Highlighting Importance of Advanced Technology to Eliminate Drunk Driving

Yesterday, the National Highway Traffic Administration released a preliminary report of 2008 motor vehicle deaths. The report shows that 37,313 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes last year - a 9.1 percent drop from the year before, when 41,059 died and the fewest since 1961, when there were 36,285 deaths.

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers issued a press release stating that the lower numbers underscore why automakers and policymakers need to continue pushing for "sound data and engineering innovation to advance sustainable, safe mobility."

In its Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving, MADD likewise supports the creation of advanced, in-vehicle technology in order to make drunk driving literally impossible one day.

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