Prevention of Highway Accidents

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Reduction of Accidents in 1938 and 1939

Motor Vehicle Death Rates, 1939–1938

Deaths from motor vehicle accidents in 1938 showed a decrease for the first time since 1932; and for the first year since records have been kept there were fewer fatalities despite an actual increase in the number of motor car miles driven. The decline in auto fatalities continued during the first six months of 1939, but the rate of decline this year is less favorable than it was in 1938.

The death rate per 100,000,000 motor vehicle miles has ...

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