According to recent reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. roads and highways have become decidedly more dangerous in recent years. In fact, agency statistics show that there were 35,092 traffic fatalities in 2015 alone. To put this in perspective, consider that this was a 7 percent increase from 2014 and the single largest year-to-year increase in traffic fatalities in 50 years.
This naturally raises the question as to what exactly is behind this alarming phenomenon. Fascinatingly, a recently released study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has identified at least one possible culprit: millennial drivers.