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Saturday, March 24 2018 @ 07:30 PM UTC

Why America’s roads are so much more dangerous than Europe's

Biking Elsewhereby Norman Garrick, Carol Atkinson-Palombo, and Hamed Ahangari, Vox

Even before that spike upward, per capital traffic fatalities in the US were already the highest in the industrialized world. No other developed country tolerates the level of carnage on their roads that we do. This national failure has been overlooked for far too long. Studying short-term variations in our safety record is important, but it can also distract us from investigating the forces contributing to our horrendous safety record compared to our peers.
In other words, since 1970 we have gone from leading the pack in traffic safety to being at the rear of that pack.

[B'Spokes: And they even get a little analytical as to why America road fatalities are so high.]

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