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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


Minnesota Highway Deaths Up Over 100 In 2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says more than 100 people have died on state roadways this year.

The department’s Office of Traffic Safety says the grim milestone was reached this past weekend, but occurred later than last year when the mark was reached on April 27. 78 more words


Edmonton traffic safety improving, but a long road ahead: city

The goal of zero traffic deaths and injuries is ambitious, but on Friday the City of Edmonton said it is making inroads.

Vision Zero is… 458 more words