There are a couple of interesting tidbits from the report.
So it is probably not "better driving" that is saving lives... more likely "better safety features." I wonder if the accident rate itself is going up?More analysis needs to be done to better understand the overall decline in traffic deaths, Nason said, but factors include strong law enforcement and more and better safety features in cars.
And something that might relate to cyclists:Motorcycles are larger than bicycles... they should be easier to see.... older motorcycle riders should have a better understanding of the risks of the road (like older cyclists)... yet they are dying in larger numbers.Motorcycle deaths increased for the ninth straight year, especially involving older riders, and for the first time exceeded pedestrian deaths, Nason said. The NHTSA figures show 4,810 motorcycle deaths last year, compared with 4,553 in 2005.