Traffic deaths may have soared last year, as did miles driven

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The figures aren’t yet official, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s early estimates suggest that 35,200 motorists, passengers, cyclists, and pedestrians died on U.S. roads in 2015–an increase of 7.7 percent over 2014.

That’s a remarkable uptick. In fact,

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