Transportation-related deaths in the U.S. increased across nearly all forms of transportation in 2016, but it’s the rising number of highway deaths that alarm safety experts. According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), 2,030 more people died in transportation-related accidents in 2016 than in 2015, with highway fatalities accounting for 95 percent of all the transportation deaths in 2016. NTSB data shows that 39,339 people were killed in transportation-related accidents last year, up from 37,309 deaths the previous year. In addition to the rise in highway deaths, fatalities also increased in the marine and railroad sectors. Only aviation deaths ... Read More
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