Highway deaths

Last week, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a report indicating that highway deaths increased to 33,561 in 2012, compared to the 32,479 fatalities in 2011. Even though this is the first increase in fatalities since 2004, 30,000 deaths a year is an unreasonably a high number.

“While we’ve made substantial progress over the past 50 years, it’s clear that we have much work to do,” said US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.

Furthermore, with the commuting situation in the DC metro area, we all know how hazardous the roads can get. That is why we try to provide people with helpful tips:  click here.

Because of construction, speed and congestion, accidents on the Beltway in PG County, I-270 in Montgomery County, I-66 in Fairfax and other major roads in the D.C. area can cause life threatening injuries and death.  So do everything you can to obey the Rules of the Road – and hope the other driver isn’t texting, talking, drinking, late for work, etc.