The National Safety Council looked at the nationwide death rate from fatal car accidents and reported a significant increase when compared to 2014. This may foretell a deadly Labor Day weekend. Reportedly, the number of fatal car accident injuries across the country since the beginning of this year already exceeds 19,000, and 2.2 million people suffered serious injuries. The NSC noted that Illinois ranks among the top five states where significant increases in road fatalities were recorded.
Reportedly, along with the increase in road accidents, the miles traveled and the numbers of vehicles on the country's road have also grown. That will likely lead to more accidents and more deaths. A spokesperson for an automotive research company said drivers are often their own worst enemies because distracted driving is believed to significantly contribute the number of lives lost.