The 2021 numbers from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed earlier estimates showing a 10.5% increase in deaths over 2020. The 43,000 deaths were the highest total since 2005.
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There were five deaths and six serious injuries in the 392 crashes reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration from July 2021 to May 2022. Two-thirds of the crashes involved Teslas.
A report estimates that traffic deaths rose 8% last year compared to 2019. When measured by number of miles driven, fatalities surged by 24%, the highest in nearly a century.
Government agencies have released a proposal to freeze fuel economy and emissions requirements for six years. The proposed rules would also block California from setting its own, higher standards.
A report on the potential influence of alcohol or drug impairment on traffic fatalities points to the difficulty of comparing alcohol impairment standards to other drugs.
Federal transportation officials have issued a "call to action" to researchers, experts and the public to analyze fatality data and suggest solutions.
A report from Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., says at least four automakers have continued to equip vehicles with the type of air bag responsible for deaths and injuries.