October 17, 2022

Despite steady improvements in auto safety features and declines in drunk driving, NPR – along with every driving research institution – reports that traffic fatalities in the United States are the highest they’ve been in 20 years.

Less police staff leads to fewer consequences for speeding, which means faster driving. Cell phone distractions, drugs, and disregard for seat belts are contributing to the problem. And while cars are safer, they are also heavier and more powerful, making them more lethal to everyone – pedestrians, cyclists, passengers, and the speeding driver.

Allowing a car to become a deadly weapon is primarily a rising problem for us Americans. Sound familiar? Come on, people. What are we doing to ourselves?

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