Auto Death Rates Decreasing

Everyone knows that auto death rates are decreasing.  But why?

This study tells us that the reason is safer autos.  Issued by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the study says that "an increasingly dangerous traffic environment has been offset since 1994 only because people are driving vehicles that are more protective…."

The press release indicates that  the full report, "Trends over time in the risk of driver death: what if vehicle designs had not improved?" by C.M. Farmer and A.K. Lund will be published in the journal, Traffic Injury Prevention, later this year.