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U.S. Traffic Deaths on the Increase, and so is Distracted Driving

U.S. Traffic Deaths on the Rise and so is Distracted Driving

According to a recent New York Times article (2/15/17), the National Safety Council reports that 40,200 people died in vehicle accidents in 2016. That’s a 6 percent increase from the year before. Even more alarming is that for the first time in the past decade have more than 40,000 people died in motor vehicle accidents in a single year. A big contributor is distracted driving.

Last year (2016), the NSC was reporting a 7 percent increase in deaths compared to 2015. The trend is a disturbing one, and although many factors can contribute to vehicle accident deaths, distracted driving is a key factor in the growing number of accidents. There’s no better way to avoid distracted driving than keeping one’s eyes on the road, and yet emerging technologies, mobile smartphones, social media and other factors all contribute to a dangerous trend toward driver inattention.

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