Gas is cheap. The economy is doing better. And, that means we are driving more often.
And, we’re probably driving more sloppily. Which is why last year, some 40,000 of us perished in auto crashes. After years of declining deaths, the trend has been reversed. Oh, sure, folks said the improving crash data was a result of better, safer cars. But, given last year’s data, I would venture that we’ve once again used correlation and not causation to reach (bad) conclusions.