A total of 37,461 lives were lost on US roads in 2016, marking a 5.6% increase year-on-year (YoY) and a second consecutive year of increased fatalities. The data, compiled by the US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), points to a significant rise in the deaths of vulnerable road users….
US road fatality rise ‘appalling but not surprising’
New data from the US Department of Transportation reveal another worrying rise in road traffic-related fatalities. Michael Nash investigates