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Tuesday, October 17 2017 @ 01:09 PM UTC

Speeding kills nearly as many people as drunk driving, NTSB says

Biking ElsewhereVia CBS NEWS

New research says speeding is almost as big a factor in deadly crashes in the U.S. as drunk driving.

Speed cameras, when properly placed, have helped to significantly reduce the likelihood of a driver exceeding the speed limit, making streets safer for pedestrians and drivers. But only a fraction of states actually allow the use of these cameras.
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The NTSB identified more than 100,000 deaths due to speeding between 2005 and 2014. That's nearly as many as were killed in alcohol-involved crashes.
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http://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/ntsb-speeding-cameras-deadly-crashes-washington/

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