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U.S. traffic deaths increase by 9.3% over 2015

On February 5, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said that traffic-related deaths in 2015 increased by 9.3 percent since 2014.

Reports said over 26,000 people were killed in road accidents nationwide from January to September of 2015. Data recorded in 2014 shows that 23,796 were killed in the same months. According to U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, the DOT should “do more” in order to reduce highway deaths. From the year 2000 to the year 2014, traffic fatalities were reduced by over 22 percent. The data was announced in the “Driving Behavioral Change in Traffic Safety” summit held in California. Officials are gearing up to hold summits in other states in which new ideas will be formulated in order to curb traffic deaths.

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