The number of traffic-related deaths in Arkansas decreased by nearly one-third between 2004 and 2013, according to a recent article in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.
The article referenced the Arkansas 2013 Traffic Crash Statistics report posted on the Arkansas State Police website, which contains voluminous information about traffic crashes in Arkansas. In addition to the statistic about the decrease in traffic fatalities (from 721 in 2004 to 499 in 2013), the report notes that traffic-related injuries are down from 64,331 in 2004 to 26,375 in 2013 (a 59% drop), and traffic accidents overall are down from 74,059 in 2004 to 58,449 in 2013 (a 21% drop). The Arkansas Democrat Gazette article speculates that these decreases are a result of “newer and safer vehicles with more air bags, plus a higher rate of seat-belt use.”
There are a number of other interesting statistics in the Traffic Crash Statistics report. For example, in 2013, nearly one-in-four traffic fatalities was alcohol related. Also, the age group that had the most traffic-related fatalities in 2013 was the 26-30 age group.
Take a few minutes to review the report. The reduction in the number of crashes and fatalities is a good thing, of course, but there’s still room to improve.
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