According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA), it is looking to determine how to get car manufacturers to offer more innovative and safe car features by the end of 2013. The agency has said that some of the features it is looking at, such as collision avoidance, seat belt locks, and alcohol detection systems, could reduce traffic fatalities by a big margin.
Data from the agency showed that traffic deaths significantly increased from 2005, with 2012’s records showing 33,561 deaths, a 1,082 increase of traffic deaths from a year ago.
NHTSA head David Strickland told reporters in a conference call that some Americans are still driving drunk, driving distractedly, or driving without putting their seat belts on, and such devices could make the difference between a fatality and a saved life.
Strickland said preliminary records indicate that traffic accident deaths are declining this year.
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