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Safety First investigates why experts say this could be the deadliest Labor Day weekend since 2008

​In this Safety First Video on Transportation TV—we explore why the National Safety Council is predicting America could experience its deadliest Labor Day weekend since 2008. Americans are driving in record numbers-- the Federal Highway Administration says U.S. drivers logged a record 1.6 trillion miles in the first half of this year; a 3.3 percent increase over the same period last year. The troubling news is that the percentage increase in traffic deaths is growing at a much faster rate.  The National Safety Council reports 19,100 people were killed on U.S. roads in the first six months of 2016, a 9 percent jump over last year. The sharp increase comes after recent, declines in traffic deaths.  What’s going on? In this Safety First segment, you’ll find out what the experts have to say and you’ll learn why every driver has to play a role in the solution.