Where's the Concern About Spiking Traffic Fatalities?
Angie Schmidt reports on the latest distressing news about traffic fatalities in the United States:
In 2016, 37,461 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes, according to official statistics recently released by U.S. DOT — a 5 percent increase over the previous year.
As Schmidt notes, when combined with a nine percent increase in 2015, the two years represent the largest spike in traffic fatalities since the 1960s—more than 50 years.
Schmidt dives deeper into the numbers to expand the perspective on the scale of the tragedy on U.S. streets and highways, and notes a startling lack of official concern about the recent trend.