U.S. Traffic Fatalities Soar 13.5%
(POCATELLO) – The number of U.S. traffic fatalities skyrocketed during the first three months of 2012. Quarterly reports indicate that over 7,300 people died in motor vehicle accidents between January and March, a 13.5 percent rise over last year. Many experts blame cell phones, while others cite warmer weather compared to the first three months of 2011. Idaho’s ban on texting while driving went into effect July 1.