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.
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.
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.
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