Newly Released Estimates Show Traffic Fatalities Reached a 16-Year High in 2021

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released its early estimate of traffic fatalities for 2021. NHTSA projects that an estimated 42,915 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes last year, a 10.5% increase from the 38,824 fatalities in 2020. The projection is the highest number of fatalities since 2005 and the largest annual percentage increase in the Fatality Analysis Reporting System’s history. Behind each of these numbers is a life tragically lost, and a family left behind.

Motor  vehicle crashes in the Town and Village of Saugerties are up 11.54% for the first quarter of 2022. 


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