For motorists, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hasgood news and bad news.

According to a March 2016 report, there were 219 fewerfatalities from motor vehicle crashes in 2014 than in 2013 — partof an ongoing decline since 2006. But the number of people injuredduring a car crash is on a slight uptick. In 2014, 2.34 millionpeople sustained injuries in a motor vehicle accident. In 2013, thenumber totaled 2.31 million.

While the increase in injuries is considered “statisticallyinsignificant,” the boost represents thousands of patients,countless insurance claims and a bevy of complaints about sorenecks and bad backs.

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