Nationwide, road fatalities are climbing, bucking a trend of generally declining U.S. traffic deaths since the 1970s. A government estimate covering the first nine months of 2016 points to yet another rise, about 8 percent. And traffic fatality statistics also show a political quirk from the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections.
Nationwide, road fatalities are climbing, bucking a trend of generally declining U.S. traffic deaths since the 1970s. A government estimate covering the first nine months of 2016 points to yet another rise, about 8 percent. And traffic fatality statistics also show a political quirk from the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections. File photo by Shane Keyser skeyser@kcstar.com
Nationwide, road fatalities are climbing, bucking a trend of generally declining U.S. traffic deaths since the 1970s. A government estimate covering the first nine months of 2016 points to yet another rise, about 8 percent. And traffic fatality statistics also show a political quirk from the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections. File photo by Shane Keyser skeyser@kcstar.com

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