How safe are you and your family when you get inside your car? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) suggests that you might be more likely to be involved in a fatal Bucks County auto accident than in past years.
Traffic deaths up in 2012
According to the NHTSA, fatalities involving traffic accidents across the nation jumped 13.5 percent during the first quarter of 2012. This is the highest number of fatalities during this time period since 2008.
A closer look at the numbers
The NHTSA began tracking traffic deaths on a quarterly basis in 1975. The NHTSA’s estimates represent:
- The second largest quarterly jump since 1975.
- The biggest jump since 1979.
- An end to a steady decline in traffic deaths over the past seven years.
Though no one knows exactly why the nation is seeing an increase in traffic deaths, many suggest that the increase may be linked to warmer weather. First quarter traffic deaths are usually lower than the last three quarters of the year primarily because Americans tend to drive less when the weather is colder.
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