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Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities for the First Half (Jan-Jun) of 2016

Categories: Births/Deaths,Headlines,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812332

Projects that an estimated 17,700 people died in U.S. traffic accidents in the first half of 2016, an increase of 10.4% over the comparable time period in 2015.  The fact sheet points to the additional miles traveled, during a period of reduced gas prices, as a cause for the increase.  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration