Nightly News   |  December 10, 2012

Traffic deaths fall to lowest level in six decades

More people are wearing seat belts, and cars are better-designed for safety than ever before. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> traffic deaths fell last year to the lowest level in more than six decades tharnks in large part to improved equipment, higher rates of seat belt use and better designed cars. they credit side impact air bags and stability control systems with making a big difference in the number of deaths which fell to 32,367. that happens to be the lowest number since 1949 .