32,719 people died and 2.3 million people suffered personal injury in car accidents in the US in 2013 compared to respectively 33,782 and 2.4 million in 2012
Fewer people died or were injured in traffic accidents in 2013 than in 2012 according to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) recently released by the The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Over the last 50 years the number of traffic fatality has been on a decreasing trend. With 1.10 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles traveled in 2013 compared to 1.4 in 2012, the fatality rate is at its lowest historical level: its gradual decline over the years indicates that road safety improved over the years.
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