July 23, 2007

YOU NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD:

Traffic Deaths Decline, NHTSA Says (BETSY TAYLOR, 7/23/07, Associated Press)

Traffic deaths in the United States fell to their lowest total in five years in 2006, and the rate of deaths per miles traveled dropped to a record low, a federal safety official said Monday. [...]

The fatality rate of 1.42 deaths per 100 million miles traveled in 2006 was the lowest rate recorded by the Department of Transportation, she said.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 23, 2007 9:47 PM
Comments

Get the deer, moose and bear off the roads in VT and the numbers will be even better.

Posted by: ghostcat at July 23, 2007 10:20 PM

In Florida too.

Posted by: erp at July 24, 2007 7:51 AM

They have moose in Florida?

Posted by: Mike Morley at July 24, 2007 9:44 AM

A dollar tax on gasoline would help too.

Posted by: Genecis at July 24, 2007 9:48 AM

Okay, moose haven't been spotted, except possibly by those in their cups, but we do have deer, bears and very large nasty wild pigs. As developers continue to clear cut (yes, they do that here, it's against the regs, but they just pay modest fine, and everybody's happy) the forests, deer are becoming real a menace on the roads.

Posted by: erp at July 24, 2007 11:42 AM
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