Michigan's Simulated City Will Test Car Crash Situations

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Vehicle collision fatality rates have been roughly halved in the last 25 years. For every 100 million miles collectively traveled by Americans in 1989, 2.17 people died from collisions – in 2009, that figure had dropped to 1.15, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And in 2011, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration announced that statistics from the previous year showed traffic fatalities had dropped to 1.10 — an all-time low, despite an increase in how much people were driving. Advances in vehicle technology, research and policy making have ...

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