Are Death-Free Highways Possible?
More than 30,000 Americans are killed in highway crashes each year, but experts believe that death toll could sink to zero as safety improvements continue and autonomous cars hit the road.
A sign of that possibility will come with the release of a new study next month by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which will show a record number of vehicle models experienced no deaths during the study period from 2009 through the end of 2012.
“It’s a tall order,” says IIHS Senior Vice President Russ Rader, “but the goal is definitely feasible. We’re already seeing this happen.”