U.S. road deaths up 7%

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U.S. road deaths up 7%

Postby martine » Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:14 am

http://www.nhtsa.gov/About+NHTSA/Press+Releases/nhtsa-2015-traffic-deaths-up-07012016

Our seems to have plateaued in recent years.

What's to be done?
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Re: U.S. road deaths up 7%

Postby jont- » Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:21 am

martine wrote:http://www.nhtsa.gov/About+NHTSA/Press+Releases/nhtsa-2015-traffic-deaths-up-07012016

Our seems to have plateaued in recent years.

What's to be done?

Does anything need to be done? What's an acceptable level of fatalities for the freedom driving provides?

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Re: U.S. road deaths up 7%

Postby martine » Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:31 am

jont- wrote:
martine wrote:http://www.nhtsa.gov/About+NHTSA/Press+Releases/nhtsa-2015-traffic-deaths-up-07012016

Our seems to have plateaued in recent years.

What's to be done?

Does anything need to be done? What's an acceptable level of fatalities for the freedom driving provides?

Good question but thinking about the US increase, I'd be concerned something is changing for the worse that should be addressed. The report reckons only 4% of the increase can be explained by economic recovery.
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Re: U.S. road deaths up 7%

Postby exportmanuk » Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:15 am

Does it say what category is seeing the increase?
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Re: U.S. road deaths up 7%

Postby jont- » Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:20 am

martine wrote:Good question but thinking about the US increase, I'd be concerned something is changing for the worse that should be addressed.

And if the answer is deskilling (for which at least in the UK it's obvious there's no political appetite to address)?

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Re: U.S. road deaths up 7%

Postby Horse » Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:35 am

"An estimated 35,200 people died in 2015"

Added to which . . .
"13,286 people were killed in the US by firearms in 2015, according to the Gun Violence Archive, and 26,819 people were injured [those figures exclude suicide]."
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Re: U.S. road deaths up 7%

Postby chriskay » Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:57 pm

Considering that in many states you can get a license at age 14 and that also in some states all you have to do is to show you can move and stop the vehicle, I'm not surprised.
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Re: U.S. road deaths up 7%

Postby Astraist » Sat Aug 06, 2016 11:50 am

Horse wrote:"An estimated 35,200 people died in 2015"

Added to which . . .
"13,286 people were killed in the US by firearms in 2015, according to the Gun Violence Archive, and 26,819 people were injured [those figures exclude suicide]."


That is astonishing. And people think Israel is a dangerous place... :shock:

For all the terrorist attacks (and a small-scale war in 2014), for the past two years we averaged less that fifty people dying under such circumstances, and that's considered a lot compared to past years....

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Re: U.S. road deaths up 7%

Postby GTR1400MAN » Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:23 pm

The report shows that te rises are in pedestrian and two wheeled riders (motorised and human powered).

I wonder if this is anything to do with the ever safer cars with ever more restricted vision.

Having said that the detail is missing as to types of accident and the causes.
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Re: U.S. road deaths up 7%

Postby ChristianAB » Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:39 pm

So the solution is simple: get those pedestrians to travel by car! dammit! problem solved.


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