The number of people killed by cars in the US has fallen sharply, but it’s still a huge issue.
A new report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found that in the past five years, more than 1.2 million people have died in car crashes in the United States.
The report was released Thursday, and it found that the number of fatalities in car accidents decreased for both genders over that period, but for men the number dropped more than 30%.
The number of cars involved in fatal crashes in 2010 was 2.4 million, and in 2020 it was 2 million.
The IIHS, a non-profit research organization, looked at crash data from more than 40 states and the District of Columbia and looked at what happened to the number and age of people who died in the crashes.
It found that deaths in car collisions in the 20- to 34-year-old age bracket increased from 8.7 per 100,000 people in 2010 to 13.9 per 100 in 2020.
For the 20 to 34 year-old group, the number was 12.8 per 100 million people.
In terms of gender, the report found that men accounted for more than half of all fatalities, with 3.4 of every 100,00 deaths in that age group.
Women, meanwhile, made up 2.3 percent of all car crashes and 1.5 percent of those in the younger age group, for a gender gap of about 10,000 deaths.
More people died in crashes last year than in the previous 10 years, the IIHS found, and the decline is a result of better safety practices.
However, it is still a problem, and there is a good chance that some will still be driving in the future.