According to a
report done by the National Safety Council, motor vehicle accident fatalities experienced a 9% increase through the
half of 2016 than it did in 2015, which is 18% higher than two years ago.
Since January, more than 19,000 individuals have been killed on roads
throughout the U.S. and more than 2 million were injured.
If this trend continues to rise, 2016 may stand as the nation’s deadliest
driving year since 2007. With Labor Day around the corner, the NSC estimates
that 438 people will be killed during the three-day holiday weekend. States
that have experienced especially high volumes of motor vehicle fatalities
include Florida, Georgia, Indiana, California, North Carolina, Illinois,
NSC president and CEO Deborah A.P. Hersman states that this recent spike
in deaths should motivate Americans to fight for change. “Our complacency
is killing us. One hundred deaths every day should outrage us,”
Hersman said. “American should demand change to prioritize safety
actions and protect ourselves from one of the leading causes of preventable
The National Safety recommends the following safety tips for drivers this
Labor Day Weekend:
- All passengers should be wearing a seat belt on every trip
- Have a designated driver or arrange alternate transportation
- Take frequent breaks, especially on longer drives, to avoid fatigue
- Never use a cell phone while driving
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