The year 2017 saw a dramatic spike in car-related suicides.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), car crashes increased nearly 60% between 2016 and 2017.
By the end of the year, the number of reported car-induced deaths was up nearly 10% from the year prior.
But why does it seem like people aren’t getting out of the car?
The trend seems to be partly rooted in the lack of data.
According the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) data, the overall rate of car-involved deaths has fallen slightly since 2014.
But it’s not clear if this is due to a drop in car crashes, an increase in drivers using technology or the increased availability of ride-sharing services.
“There’s still a long way to go in terms of the prevalence of car crashes,” said David Katz, a professor at the University of California at Berkeley who studies the link between road deaths and technologies.
But he’s confident that the public is aware of the issue.
“It’s a lot more people are aware of it,” he said.
“And when they’re aware, they’re more likely to get out of their cars.”
According to the CDC, the increase in car fatalities is primarily due to increased use of autonomous vehicles.
A 2015 study found that by 2020, nearly 40% of all fatal crashes involving a driver involved a self-driving car.
And since 2014, the CDC says the number has doubled.
“Autonomous vehicles are already on the road in more than 100 countries, and the number is increasing rapidly,” the CDC said in a statement.
The number of people who were killed in crashes involving autonomous vehicles is also increasing.
In 2016, more than 8,500 people died in accidents involving self-driven vehicles, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
By 2021, that number will more than double, according the National Safety Council.
The numbers are rising because of the introduction of driverless cars and other vehicles that have become less involved in the traffic.
The number of fatalities has been steadily declining since 2015.
“We’ve seen a steady increase in self-drive cars since the introduction,” Katz said.
But there’s still more to be done, especially with the technology’s popularity.
“People don’t want to drive anymore because they’re afraid of the consequences, they don’t like the smell of a car,” he added.
“I think that’s why we see a lot of accidents happening.”
The CDC says there are approximately 50,000 fatal car-vehicle crashes each year in the United States.
According for the 2016 data, there were nearly 5,600 fatalities involving self drive vehicles.
In addition to the increased use in self drive cars, other factors are also contributing to the increase.
“Technology has really made it so that people are not afraid of self-controlled vehicles,” Katz explained.
“We have people who drive, but they’re scared because they know it could go wrong.
And they know they can’t call for help.”
In the United Kingdom, car-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft have become popular.
But some argue that it’s also important to note that there is still a very small proportion of people in the U.K. who own a car.
The country has a population of about 9.6 million, according Toonie.
This means that there are only a handful of people per 1 million in the population.
That means that the average person in the country owns only about two cars.
According to a 2017 survey from research firm Technomic, the percentage of people living in households with a car has increased from 23% in 2012 to 30% in 2017.
The same study also found that about one-third of U.S. adults own a vehicle, but that only about 6% of those are owners of self drive car models.
“It’s still not as prevalent in the market as it was a few years ago,” Katz told Newsweek.
“In fact, there’s a significant segment of people that are still not owning cars, but still drive them.”
He added that there may be more people in certain demographic groups who are reluctant to give up their cars.
“People in this generation, I think, are more interested in going out and getting away from home, and they don, as a group, see it as a positive thing,” he explained.
And while many of these people may not be aware of car safety, Katz believes they can still be more informed.
“I think the way that people think about car safety in the age of the self-control is not necessarily what’s important to them,” he concluded.