It was encouraging to learn that highway deaths declined in 2011 across the country. In fact when compared to miles driven, the death total was the lowest since such record-keeping began in 1921, government data released Monday revealed.
But the total last year still was a staggering 32,310 deaths on our highways, which is a drop of 1.7 percent from the previous year. That’s the lowest number of deaths in more than 60 years.
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