With increasing access to technology to make vehicles safer, you'd expect the number of fatalities due to motor vehicle accidents to continue to fall on a yearly basis. What has some people reeling is the fact that the federal authorities have said that, for the first time since 1966, the number of fatalities have risen. It was no small rise; the number of fatalities was reported at least 7 percent higher than the year prior.
A total of 35,092 people were killed in 2015, 2,348 more than the year before. That increase is substantial enough to look into what has changed; in New Jersey, this means a forum to discuss how to curb the dangers of distractions, drowsy driving, drugs and drinking.