Officials investigate a fatal head-on collision on Route 1 at the town line of Wiscasset and Woolwich in Maine in May. Derek Davis/Press Herald via Getty Images hide caption

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Human Errors Drive Growing Death Toll In Auto Crashes

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The scene of a multivehicle pileup in Louisiana three years ago. National traffic safety officials say more than 35,000 people died on the nation's roads and highways last year, a 7.2 percent increase over the previous year. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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Although Uber has repeatedly extolled drunken-driving reduction as a benefit of its service, a new study of data from across the U.S. finds ride-sharing apps have had no effect on alcohol-related traffic fatalities. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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Richard Meehan, 16, with his car at his home in Shelton, Conn in 2008. Researchers say tougher licensing laws have led to fewer fatal car crashes involving 16-year-old drivers. Bob Child/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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Fatal Car Crashes Drop For 16-Year-Olds, Rise For Older Teens

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