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U.S. traffic deaths jump 13.5 percent in 2012 (Time To Ban Cars!)
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/...percent-in-2012

Traffic deaths in the first three months of 2012 jumped 13.5 percent to the highest number since 2008.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported Friday that its estimate of traffic deaths for the first quarter of 2012 show a 13.5 percent increase.

The estimated increase is the second largest quarterly jump in traffic deaths since NHTSA began tracking deaths on a quarterly basis in 1975 — and the biggest since 1979.

NHTSA said the rate of traffic deaths per 100 million miles of vehicle travel increased substantially. For the first three months of 2012, the rate increased significantly to 1.10 fatalities per 100 million miles traveled, up from 0.98 fatalities per 100 million miles in the same period last year.

NHTSA said it estimates 7,630 people died in vehicle crashes in the first three months, up from 6,720 in the first quarter of 2011.

The increase would end a steady decline in U.S. road deaths over the last seven years.

One reason may be the very warm winter across the country meant people drove more.

First-quarter road deaths are typically much lower than the last nine months of the year largely because people drive less in the winter.

"However, the winter of 2012 was also unseasonably warmer than usual in most areas of the country," NHTSA said in a statement. "Consequently, the fatality rate for the first quarter should not be used to make inferences for the fatality rate for the whole of 2012."

Traffic deaths in 2011 fell 1.7 percent — their lowest number since 1949.

NHTSA said in May that 32,310 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes last year, down 1.7 percent over the 32,885 road deaths in 2010.

Traffic fatalities had been steadily declining over the last five years since hitting 42,708 in 2005, decreasing by about 26 percent from 2005 to 2011. The decline in road deaths in 2011 is smaller than 2010, when road deaths fell 2.9 percent

Part of the increase is attributable to Americans driving more.

NHTSA noted that vehicle travel increased by about 9.7 billion miles, or about a 1.4 percent, in the first three months.

In 2011, travel on U.S. roads fell to its lowest level since 2003. Last year, U.S. drivers logged 35.7 billion fewer miles over 2010 — down 1.2 percent — to 2.963 trillion miles.

Barbara Harsha, executive director of the Governors Highway Safety Association, said the news was disappointing.

"While it is too early to draw conclusions about the data and the reasons for the increase, the strengthening economy and the warm winter may be factors," Harsha said. "Any increase in traffic deaths is unacceptable and we remain absolutely committed to working with our partners at NHTSA and across the country to keep the roadways safe."
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07-24-2012 09:56 PM  8 years ago
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Good Catch Starfish!

Guns kill people - ban all guns.

Cars kill people - ban all cars.

It's so simple, even a cromagnon can do it...
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07-24-2012 10:50 PM  8 years ago
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Had to have been their:

K-BARR concrete barrier at the end crossing of a T- Intersection.

Their's a creek on the other side

WHAM ! Hugh Cloud of DUST and a Pile of Rust

Ran the stop sign, and T- Boned right into the concrete barrier perfect 90 degree into directly into it. About 30 MPH

WTF ??

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07-24-2012 11:14 PM  8 years ago
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Which do you need more? A car or a gun?AMA Leader Member
Go FASST, or Go Home!!
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07-24-2012 11:30 PM  8 years ago
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Which do you need more? A car or a gun?
A gun.....you can ride public transportation, but the police won't protect you.....you must do that yourself.
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07-25-2012 12:20 AM  8 years ago
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07-25-2012 01:23 AM  8 years ago
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A gun.....you can ride public transportation, but the police won't protect you.....you must do that yourself.
WORD!

The libs are going to ban anything but electric cars right after they take your guns.
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07-25-2012 01:45 AM  8 years ago
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07-25-2012 02:05 AM  8 years ago
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And he used a car to transport himself and his weapons to the theater!Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about!
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07-25-2012 03:32 AM  8 years ago
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it's only going to get worse and we just need to except it and handle it. My jar of unicorn farts ran dry a while back.....
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07-25-2012 03:35 AM  8 years ago
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it's only going to get worse and we just need to except it and handle it. My jar of unicorn farts ran dry a while back.....
Correct.

We cannot stop these kind of Colorado things no more than we can stop suicide bombers. Its sadly and tragically impossible.
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