Traffic deaths in the U.S. increased by about 8 percent in 2020 even as coronavirus lockdowns and stay-at-home orders reduced the number of people on the roads, according to a report on vehicle crashes released Thursday.

The study from the National Safety Council said that a total of 42,060 people died in vehicle crashes in 2020, up from 39,107 in 2019 and the first increase reported by the group in four years.

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The rise in traffic deaths comes even as the nonprofit estimated a more than 13 percent decrease in vehicle miles traveled from 3,260 billion in 2019 to 2,830 billion in 2020.

The National Safety Council, a nonprofit that works to promote driving safety and reduce leading causes of preventable death, also noted that the fatality rate per 100 million miles increased by 24 percent, making it the largest annual percentage increase in the organization’s nearly centurylong history of collecting data.

Read more at The Hill.