Road fatalities in the United States remain incredibly common. Think of a major college with a population of around 40,000 students. Believe it or not, that's about how many people die every year on the country's roads.
If that feels abnormally high, it is. This is a number that should, in theory, always fall. Cars get safer. Drivers get more education. Technology gets better. But, despite all of that, the numbers are not dropping.