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US traffic deaths increased by 9.3 percent in 2015

According to a report on, federal officials recently observed that nationwide traffic-related deaths in 2015 increased by 9.3 percent after more than decade of continuing decline.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 26,000 individuals were killed in road accidents from January until September of last year. Recorded traffic deaths in 2014 were considerably lower when compared to the year 2015.

In a recently held summit, NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind said that they are taking initiatives by improving bad driving behaviors. Rosekind also said that they are going to address recurring traffic issues like failure to wear seatbelts and drunk driving. The summit, titled “Driving Behavioral Change in Traffic Safety,” was held in California on February 5 and will also be launched in other states.

Severe traffic accidents are still an all-too-common occurrence, and at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, we believe that taking legal action against dangerous drivers can help put an end to carelessness and negligence behind the wheel. If you or someone you love has been harmed in a car accident, contact our Stevens Point car accident lawyers today at (715) 345-0004 to learn what we may be able to do for you.

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