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Senator Mark Warner joined Senator Ed Markey and other Senate colleagues to urge Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to take action regarding the rising rates of motor vehicle fatalities.
The United States had the highest increase in traffic accidents since 2020.
Nearly half of fatal crashes are linked to speeding, impaired driving, or failure to wear a seat belt.
34% of fatalities are to pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported 42,915 deaths from motor vehicle crashes in 2021.
Those numbers are up 10% since 2020 and 32% since 2011.
To read the letter sent to Secretary Buttigieg, click here.