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Traffic deaths keep rising, but don't blame texting

Crash deaths linked to distracted driving took a dip, according to data released by federal highway safety regulators. But deaths linked to speeding, drunk driving and not wearing seat belts contributed to an overall gain in fatalities. 20 more words

The Oregonian

Video: ODOT campaign aims to end distracted driving

Oregon has seen a significant spike in the number of fatal crashes on roads the past five years, increasing from 305 traffic deaths in 2012 to 497 in 2016. 9 more words

Statesman Journal

Speeding Plays an Even Bigger Role in Traffic Deaths Than We Thought, Say Feds

The National Transportation Safety Board wants governments to crack down on speeding, which claims as many traffic deaths as drunk driving. But the hard question is: How? 48 more words

Governing Magazine

Distracted Driving Related Crashes Are Up In The U.S.

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — For years, traffic deaths in the U.S. were dropping but recently fatalities on our roads increased.

Thirteen people died in March when a pickup slammed into a mini-bus filled with members of a Texas church returning from a retreat. 253 more words


The (Poorly) Armed Assault On "Gun Control": How the Gun Culture Manipulates Statistics (Part 7)

At long last, we come to the end of this lengthy series on NRA propaganda (though I can’t guarantee there won’t be another series in the future — the gun culture keeps firing plenty of propaganda to go around). 1,628 more words


Why Are Traffic Deaths So Barbarically High?

By Dom Nozzi

February 21, 2017

It is inexcusable that when we look at traffic fatalities — and the all-too-common call to reduce the number of fatalities with “safer” cars — we ignore the huge number of bicyclists and pedestrians killed by motorists. 1,024 more words


Are Cell Phones the Main Cause of a Recent Increase in Traffic Fatalities?

By Dom Nozzi

April 1, 2017

It is surprisingly difficult to isolate causes of crash/fatality trends in driving. One source has made the persuasive case a while back that the only good correlation we can find is based on the health of the national economy, of all things. 338 more words