Traffic Deaths Up 7.7% In 2015
Recent research compiled by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration shows that 2015 traffic-related deaths rose 7.7% to 35,2000 over fatalities in 2014. The most notable increase came in bicycle and pedestrian accidents. Nine out of ten regions in the U.S. have seen an increase in deaths, and Connecticut has certainly seen an increase in pedestrian accidents and bicycle accidents.
This research also cites that while more people are driving greater distances on the road, 94% of all crashes can be tied back to human error and choice. The Agency is working on a program to help curb human behavior in the areas of drunk/drugged driving, speeding, distracted driving, drowsy driving and failure to use safety features like seatbelts and car seats.
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