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Surprising Data

In 1899, two people died in an automobile accident.

In 1969, 60,000 people died in an automobile accident.

The CDC estimates that 32,000 people will die in an automobile accident in 2015.

Task 1: Is there any relationship between the number of cars on roads and traffic deaths? Careful....

Task 2: Obtain related data for additional years and graph it. How can you explain the shape of the graph? Also, what predictions would you make for years beyond 2015?