The number of Americans killed in traffic accidents has declined to the lowest point since the 1940s in several states, according to early estimates reported by state officials across the country, and automotive experts are giving credit to new safety measures and education campaigns.

1945 was the last time in Wyoming there were fewer than 100 traffic deaths. Only 85 were killed in 2013. These are incredible numbers for such a grisly subject. We must be doing something right. Are you slowing down in bad weather, snow, wind, rain and ice?

Seat belt education and enforcement has also helped. Make sure every time you head out on the highway, you take every precaution you can to keep these numbers down.