Washington State’s ‘Target Zero’ plan appears to be having some effect. The 490 traffic deaths on Washington roads last year were the lowest number of fatalities since 1955. That’s 30 fewer traffic deaths in 2009 than in 2008.

While that’s a start, the goal of state officials is zero traffic deaths by the year 2030. They’re trying to achieve that through a plan called ‘Target Zero’ that focuses on public education, safety improvements, emergency medical services and enforcement of traffic laws.

The three largest causes of death on the road are impaired driving, speed, and the failure to wear a seat belt.

If you want to know more about this Target Zero plan, here’s a link.

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