DOT Reports Highest Traffic Deaths since 2005

 Largest yearly increase since 1975.

The Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported a 10.5% jump in traffic deaths in the year 2021, the highest reported yearly increase since the traffic fatality tracking system was implemented in 1975. That increase marked 42,915 Americans killed on the road in one year, the highest number of traffic deaths recorded in a single year since 2005.

“We face a crisis on America’s roadways that we must address together,” said Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said. The department released a strategy in January to address 2020’s similar jump in traffic deaths, and hopes the implementation of that strategy will significantly reduce their occurrence.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Buttigieg as he leads transportation officials in addressing road fatalities.
  • For Deputy Administrator Cliff to guide the NHTSA with discernment.
  • For American drivers to be cautious, aware, and alert on the road.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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