Almost 43,000 US road deaths recorded last year – the highest in 16 years

Almost 43,000 people died on US roads last year, the highest number in 16 years.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found there was a 10.5% increase in the number of deaths in 2021 compared to 2020, with 42,915 losing their life – nearly 118 people every day.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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