26 Aug '16, 4pm

NSC: US motor vehicle fatalities up 9% in 1H 2016; trending toward deadliest driving year since 2007

NSC: US motor vehicle fatalities up 9% in 1H 2016; trending toward deadliest driving year since 2007

NSC: US motor vehicle fatalities up 9% in 1H 2016; trending toward deadliest driving year since 2007 26 August 2016 Preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council (NSC) indicate motor vehicle deaths were 9% higher through the first six months of 2016 than in 2015, and 18% higher than two years ago at the six month mark. An estimated 19,100 people have been killed on US roads since January, and 2.2 million were seriously injured. The total estimated cost of these deaths and injuries is $205 billion. The upward trend began in late 2014 and shows no signs of decreasing. Last winter, the National Safety Council issued its largest year-over-year percentage increase in 50 years, when it estimated fatalities had jumped 8% in 2015 compared to 2014. The continued rise in fatalities is prompting the Council to issue its highest fatality estimate for the Labor Day holiday per...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2016/08/nsc-us-motor-vehi...

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