Commuter traffic on Highway 50 near the 59th Street exit on Sept. 23, 2015. Nationally, road deaths jumped nearly 10 percent in the first three months of this year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. California officials say they saw a 13 percent uptick over three recent years through 2013 and expect that trend to continue when 2014 numbers are finalized.
Commuter traffic on Highway 50 near the 59th Street exit on Sept. 23, 2015. Nationally, road deaths jumped nearly 10 percent in the first three months of this year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. California officials say they saw a 13 percent uptick over three recent years through 2013 and expect that trend to continue when 2014 numbers are finalized. José Luis Villegas jvillegas@sacbee.com
Commuter traffic on Highway 50 near the 59th Street exit on Sept. 23, 2015. Nationally, road deaths jumped nearly 10 percent in the first three months of this year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. California officials say they saw a 13 percent uptick over three recent years through 2013 and expect that trend to continue when 2014 numbers are finalized. José Luis Villegas jvillegas@sacbee.com

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Traffic deaths climbing in California – Is there a fix?

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