Traffic Fatalities on the Rise Despite More Car Safety Features

More than 40,000 people died in motor vehicle accidents in the United States in 2016.

According to data from the National Safety Council, that’s a 6-percent increase over 2015, and a 14-percent increase over 2014.

With all of the modern safety and collision-avoidance technologies being incorporated into cars, why are fatalities on the rise, and could driverless cars deliver a safer future?

Joining us to answer those questions and more is Kelly Nantel, vice president for communications and advocacy at the National Safety Council.


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