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U.S. Traffic Fatalities up 10% in First Nine Months of 2015

U.S. traffic fatalities rose 10% during the first nine months of the year, according to preliminary estimates by the National Safety Council. That same body found traffic fatalities increased 14% year-over-year during the first half of the year, reversing a previous trend that saw traffic fatalities declining over the past several years.

Driving is one of the most dangerous things a majority of adults engage in on a regular basis. Dangerous drivers or dangerous road conditions put everyone at risk, ranging from the very young to the very old. Motor vehicle crashes are routinely the leading cause of employee fatalities, according to the CDC.

Motor vehicle crashes are the largest threat to teens’ safety, a fact that came as a surprise to 76% of teen parents, according to the National Safety Council. Leading factors for teens include a lack of experience and poor decision-making. Driving at night and driving with young passengers increased the risk of a crash.

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