Saturday, December 05 2015 @ 02:09 PM UTC
Contributed by: B' Spokes
US traffic deaths are rising again—fatalities jumped 8.1 percent in the first half of 2015, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports.
The NHTSA cites “drunken, drugged, distracted and drowsy driving; speeding; and failure to use safety features such as seat belts and child seats," but omits any mention of another D—design of streets and communities.
[B' Spokes: I'll note as cars were getting safer the road engineers were busy patting themselves on the back because they thought they were making the roads safer. Now that cars have peeked in there safety performance and the road engineers are still pushing their failed designs in more and more inappropriate places. Give that expressways are the safest per mile I will strongly assert that's because of grade separated intersections and NOT the higher speeds, NOT wide turning radius so turning vehicles don't even have to slow down, let alone stop and certainly NOT the wide lane width.]