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.
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