U.S. #1 in Car-Related Deaths


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In the United States, we love our cars. According to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the machines that help us move from point A to point B kill more Americans than in any other industrialized country, CNN reportsCloseup portrait, young woman driving in black car and checking her phone, annoyed by navigation gps system or bad text message or email, isolated outdoors background.

In the last 13 years, the US has reduced cars related deaths by 31%, but according to experts that’s a very small number compared to the average of 56% in 19 wealthy countries such as Denmark (63.5%).

“If the United States had reduced its death rate to the average of other countries, 18,000 more lives would have been saved,” according to the CDC report.

Other key findings are:

  • The U.S. ranks first in crash deaths per 100,000 people
  • The U.S. Ranks 2nd place in alcohol-related car deaths
  • The U.S. has the 3rd lowest front seat belt use


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