U.S. traffic deaths jumped 10.5% in early 2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. traffic deaths rose by 10.5% in the primary three months of 2021, though the variety of miles pushed fell by 2.1%, preliminary information present.

Traffic deaths have risen dramatically after coronavirus lockdowns ended in 2020 as extra drivers engaged in unsafe conduct like rushing, regulators say. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Thursday estimated 8,730 folks died automobile crashes in the primary three months of 2021 in the United States, in contrast with 7,900 deaths in the identical interval final 12 months.

The sobering statistic continues a development from 2020, the primary 12 months of the pandemic, in which traffic deaths had been up 7% in line with NHTSA, and eight% as calculated by the  National Safety Council.

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