heh . . . how farback has anyone gone in these stats ? I seem to remember going back and finding that we are currently at the same fatality level now, as we were in like 1949 ( and thats with like 1/10 the number of cars on the road back then too ). In the years in between 49 and about 1995, it had been much much much higher. Since around 1995 or so, the fatalities have pretty much plateaued out.
Yes, no deaths would be nice, but we ain't going to realistically get there ( short of everyone walking )... ( I know, I'm a horrible person for accepting these tragic deaths, yada-yada-yada ).
Ah . . heres one graph of road deaths since 1930 or so . .
Look for "MOTOR VEHICLE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT FATALITIES PER 100,000 POPULATION" - interestingly the graph has been dropping since 1973 ( as far back as it goes - when did we get speed cameras again ?
hmm . . . I'll shut up now . . .