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Traffic Deaths in the US Decline for the First Time Since 2020



Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Traffic fatalities on US roads declined in the second quarter, halting an almost two-year rise even as Americans are driving more.

Some 10,590 people died in car crashes from April through June, down 4.9% from the same period in 2021, according to estimates released Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Fatalities had been increasing since the third quarter of 2020.