Federal auto safety authorities observed that traffic-related deaths in the U.S. have significantly increased in the first six months of the year compared to the same months last year, an article of Tech Times reported on October 10.
Recent data coming from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) revealed that a 10.4 percent increase in nationwide road deaths was recorded from January to June. Overall, the NHTSA recorded 17,775 vehicular-related deaths, many of which happened in the second quarter, in which 9,600 deaths were recorded. The recent fatality rate recorded is expected to be the biggest increase since 1966 if the present trend persists. Though the report did not provide a detailed explanation for the road death increase, they noted that many of the fatal accidents were caused by human errors that could be preventable.
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