NTSB Says Transportation Fatalities Down

October 4, 2007

According to the National Transportation Safety Board, transportation fatalities in the country have decreased by 1.5% in 2006 from 2005.

The report shows transportation fatalities in all modes totaled 45,026 in 2006, compared to 45,735 in 2005. Highway fatalities, which account for nearly 95% of all transportation deaths, decreased from 43,510 in 2005 to 42,642 in 2006.

“Despite the slight decline in overall transportation fatalities this past year,” said NTSB Chairman Mark V. Rosenker, "we must all work together to promote safety across all transportation modes, with the Board leading the way by continuing its emphasis on our Most Wanted list of safety improvements.”

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