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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the U.S. had the highest rates of traffic deaths since 2008.  Last year an estimated 35,200 died on U.S. roadways.  This is a 7.7% increase in total traffic deaths from 2014 to 2015.

There are a number of factors contributing to the increase in fatal collisions.  These include: increased vehicle usage; increased driving as a result of lower fuel prices; increased speed limits; failure to use seat belts, distracted driving; and driving while impaired.  The NHTSA is studying the results of the study and will present safety recommendations later this year.

If you or a loved one have been involved in an auto collision and would like more information regarding the personal injury claims process, you can request a free copy of Mike’s book, Kansas & Missouri Auto Accident Victim’s Guidebook, by clicking here or you can call Mike for a free consultation at 913-789-7477.