Money | Concerned about global warming and "oil addiction," Congress gets set to force Americans into more dangerous cars
by Timothy Lamer
Posted 8/04/07, 12:00 am
America's highways are safer than they have ever been. But they could be safer still, and they may become more dangerous than they have to be down the road.
The good news out of Washington last week was that highway fatalities fell in 2006. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that 42,642 Americans lost their lives in traffic accidents last year, down from 43,510 in 2005. "To me, that is 868 families that didn't get the terrible call that a loved one was killed in a motor vehicle accident," said NHTSA administrator Nicole Nason.