According to a recent article in USA Today, automobile sales are on the decline. This is the first year this has happened since the Great Recession. Some attribute the decline to a higher starting price for new vehicles, thinking that more technology and standard features is costing customers more than they can afford. Others say it is because more people are buying nice used cars that have previously been leased or dealer owned.
If the purchase of new vehicles is declining and the purchase of used vehicles is increasing, more used vehicles are on the road than ever before. What does this say for driver safety? Are used cars more likely to cause an accident?