Traffic Justice Initiative - Over the past thirty years the U.S. has fallen from first to ninth place among the industrial countries in miles driven between road deaths — a metric which compensates for any increase in distances covered. By the more tangible measure of traffic-caused funerals per million people, the U.S. scores 5th worst in a 30-nation industrialized-countries road-crash database, with at least twice the per-capita automotive death rate of Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Norway, and the U.K. Yet just a few decades ago the U.S. population-based fatality rate was close to the middle of the pack in relation to other highly motorized societies.