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The statistics on deaths due to auto accidents in the United States are both sobering and indicative of the ongoing challenges in road safety. Each year, there are approximately 6.3 million car accidents in the U.S., resulting in over 3 million injuries and around 40,000 fatalities. In 2023, the situation showed some signs of improvement but remained a significant concern.

In the first three months of 2023, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated that 9,330 people lost their lives in traffic crashes. This figure represented a slight decrease of about 3.3% compared to the same period in 2022, which saw an estimated 9,645 fatalities. The downward trend continued into the first half of the year, with an estimated total of 19,515 deaths in motor vehicle traffic crashes, again showing a reduction of about 3.3% compared to the 20,190 fatalities recorded in the first half of 2022. These figures indicate a reduction in fatalities both in the first and second quarters of 2023.

For August 2023, the preliminary estimate of traffic-related deaths was 4,040, a number that remained unchanged from 2022 but marked a 6% decrease from 2021. This stability, combined with an increase in miles driven, led to a decrease in the monthly mileage death rate by 2.1% compared to the previous year.

These statistics highlight the ongoing efforts to improve road safety and reduce fatalities, but they also underscore the continued risk and impact of auto accidents in the United States

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