Deadly Car Crashes Hit 9-Year High in the USA

No where reported by the media is how the increased CAFE standards are leading to more and more deaths. Raising CAFE standards forces automakers to lighten cars and remove material that protects motorists in the event of a crash.

Via USA Today

Deadly vehicle crashes spiked in the USA for a second straight year in 2016, hitting a nine-year high despite the adoption of new safety features and investments in partially self-driving cars.

Key reasons: speeding, not wearing seat belts and a rise in motorcycle deaths.

Car accidents killed 37,461 people in 2016, up 5.6% from 2015, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data released Friday.

The disastrous upward trend marks a reversal after fatalities fell in six of the seven years from 2007 to 2014. Deaths are up from an all-time low of 32,744 in 2014.

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