Highway crash fatalities in the US increased in 2012, ending a 6-year streak of declines

According to the NHTSA, crash fatalities in the US increased 5.3% to 34,080 in 2012, the rise coinciding with the Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s campaign against distracted driving. The fatality rate also increased from 1.1 to 1.16. According to the National Safety Council in 2012 US traffic deaths increased 5% …