|Example chart from the report. Image credit: NHTSA|
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released Traffic Safety Facts, one report each at the federal and state levels. At the federal level, there was a 7.7 percent increase in traffic fatalities between 2014 and 2015. The number topped 35,200 people, which is below the record set in 2008. Of the 10 USDOT regions, Region 8 (Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, North Dakota, and South Dakota) increased by seven percent; this is the fourth lowest increase. Additional State Traffic Data was released for 2014. Information in this result breaks down the data into fatality rates, percent changes, alcohol involvement, speed-related crashes, passenger vehicle occupant fatalities, motorcyclist fatalities by helmet use, and crashes by person type. Colorado had approximately 12.57 fatalities per 100,000 licensed drivers.
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