Number Of U.S. Traffic Deaths Jump To Decade-High

October 23, 2018 - Comment

On Friday the U.S. auto safety agency reported that traffic deaths in the country have jumped 5.6 percent over the last year. The 37, 461 deaths in 2016 reflect a decade-high. Pedestrians killed as a result of a vehicle rose 9 percent to 5,987, the highest number since 1990. The 2016 number mark the second

On Friday the U.S. auto safety agency reported that traffic deaths in the country have jumped 5.6 percent over the last year. The 37, 461 deaths in 2016 reflect a decade-high. Pedestrians killed as a result of a vehicle rose 9 percent to 5,987, the highest number since 1990. The 2016 number mark the second straight year of a sharp rise in U.S. traffic deaths. According to Reuters News Agency “in 2015, they rose 8.4 percent, the single highest yearly jump in motor vehicle deaths since 1964.”

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