First Traffic Fatalities Rise in 50 Years — Blame Cheap Gas


Amount traffic fatalities rose in the United States in 2015, Reuters reports. “That runs counter to five decades of decreases. Cheaper gas, leading to more miles driven may be partly to blame. The last time U.S. traffic fatalities rose at a greater rate was in 1966, when they went up 8.1 percent. That was two years before the federal government required seat belts in cars.”