Lower gas prices may impact traffic deaths

An improving economy and cheaper gas means more people are on the road.

But while the cost of gas is down, a different price is being paid.

Traffic deaths in the first half of 2016 were up almost 10 percent-- that's compared to the same period last year.

The National Safety Council says while factors include increased rural speed limits and lack of helmet use, it does partly blame the increase on low gas prices and an improved economy.

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