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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 1:59:33 PM

According to data released by the NHTSA, there's fewer fatalities on America's roads. Fatalities have been on the decline in the U.S., reaching an all-time low in 2011, but that direction reversed last year. Analysts expect to see an increase in roadway deaths of 8.2% which is higher than initial estimates, but lower than first fears.

That's the lousy news. The good news is that although numbers for 2012 likely won't be released until December, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is already predicting figures for 2013. If NHTSA's predictions are accurate, they'll bring the U.S. fatality rate back to near-historic lows.

In the first six months of 2013, 15,470 people died on America's roadways -- slightly more...

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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2013 7:41:47 AM

or, maybe not enough money to drive, period (no job, no need to drive, no money to pay for car)?
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2013 7:41:35 AM

bston: sorry to hear about the loss of some folks you knew.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2013 6:51:13 AM

not enough money to drink and drive and to speed?
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bston
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 3:08:55 PM

Should be good news, but there's been too many fatalities here in Oklahoma and unfortunately some I've known.
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bluebird1
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 1:58:03 PM

Gee I wonder why fatalities started climbing again last few yrs...maybe due to distracted driving & lack of laws/enforcement to keep it in line????
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wvmtngeek
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 1:56:12 PM

still way too many...
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DeeLA
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 1:53:21 PM

Yesterday's article recycled.
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hmw10284
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 1:24:22 PM

Just costs to dang much to get killed on the roads now-a-days. There are much cheaper ways to kill yourself.
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greenfog
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 1:11:11 PM

less people on the road because of no jobs.
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us4usa
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 1:09:43 PM

Auto-braking is here to stay for all vehicles...
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snowsearch
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 1:07:28 PM

I wonder if it is related to the number of younger adults not getting their licenses and just plain not interested in driving?
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CrackedLCD
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 1:02:57 PM

Thank government-mandated things like seat belts, air bags, ABS, tire pressure monitors and crash requirements for making today's cars safer.
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vjmagic
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 1:02:11 PM

Great
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pecos
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 1:00:13 PM

If we can keep people from texting and driving...
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200porter
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 12:59:51 PM

Great to hear
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oldforger
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 12:59:47 PM

good
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Brakepiston
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 12:58:28 PM

New cars with better safety features are saving lives, but if the people can't afford them then the fatalities will go up again.

What would make fatalies go up is EV's. Pedestrians won't know what hit them if they didn't hear the car coming, especially blind people.
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ggg452
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 12:58:19 PM

Now that they have found the roads are safer we can all relax...right....maybe increase speed limits...right...
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 12:55:54 PM

Good
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Dragnet
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 12:54:55 PM

So what
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rick_evans
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 12:54:14 PM

re-ok
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dcone2
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 12:53:32 PM

Finally, they're doing something right for a change
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 12:53:04 PM

ok
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McMutt
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 12:46:53 PM

Is that why they want to raise speed limits?
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YodaON
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 12:46:36 PM

good news
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 12:44:54 PM

Great!
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dodsworth
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 12:44:22 PM

Not only has the number of fatalities fallen, but the rate has fallen. It's that second part that is more interesting.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 12:43:27 PM

good
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 12:43:09 PM

good trend
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nielich
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 12:42:23 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 12:41:13 PM

Less drivers, less fatalities!!!!!!!
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ssduck
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 12:39:55 PM

dad2two has it right.
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caddilac
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 12:37:58 PM


People not driving as much.

Less time on the road means less chance of a fatality.


[Edited by: caddilac at 11/8/2013 12:38:25 PM EST]
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dad2two
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 12:35:38 PM

If people can pay attention to driving and avoid distractions, this could go even lower.
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snappytom2
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 12:35:35 PM

Driving less = living longer.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 12:34:40 PM

Groovy.

Great job alive people!
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majorben
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 12:33:24 PM

less cars on the road
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46chief
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 12:32:54 PM

Take away texting while driving will help.
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fcdriver
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 12:32:36 PM

not driving as much cant afford it
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Tutootin
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 12:30:52 PM

Maybe because fewer people can afford to drive?!
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nehemiah
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 12:30:43 PM

still too high
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ESP27
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 12:30:18 PM

The frames for the cabins of autos are made a little more secure. You probably total your car but the passengers if buckled in and paying attention aren't fatally injured. Just hurt. Thankfully I am one of those not killed this year. But my car was totaled.
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tee52
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 12:29:51 PM

old news
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ssect8
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 12:26:05 PM

Probably because less people are driving.
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Minutefan
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 12:25:36 PM

that's good news
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 12:21:08 PM

People are driving less, walking more, riding bicycles, car pooling and taking mass transit more. The vehicles they make now days, have no frame under the vehicle, and fold up like an according in even a 30 mph crash. It doesn't take much to total a vehicle now days.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 12:20:35 PM

Take away electronic gadgets, the fatality rate will go lower!!
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DutchTreatMI
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 12:19:49 PM

That is still a large number of deaths but at least the numbers are going down.
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 12:19:09 PM

Nice.
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mageetp
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 12:18:08 PM

What is the main reason for all these deaths ?
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