There will be over 10 million car accidents by the end of this year, and most of them will be due to human error. Of those 10 million car accidents, over 30,000 will be fatal.
Annual US traffic fatalities per billion vehicle miles traveled (red) and miles traveled (blue) from 1922 to 2012.
Safety technology in cars has come a long way, but the graph above suggests safety benefits are beginning to plateau. Simply put, advancements in car safety are not as impactful as they once were.