COVID-19 increased reckless driving in the US — road traffic deaths up 7% last year
Tuesday, 15 June 2021 Last year, 38,680 people died on the US roads, according to preliminary estimates of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Sadly, that’s the highest projected number since 2007. Although Americans drove less during the pandemic (13% less vehicle miles traveled), NHTSA found that crash fatalities in 2020 – including motor vehicle occupants, motorcyclists, pedestrians, and pedalcyclists – increased by 7.2%, as compared to the 36,096 fatalities reported in 2019. Credit: NHTSATotal fatality rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled (VMT), 2019-2020 The agency’s analysis identified three main behaviors that resulted in this increase: impaired driving, speeding, and failure to wear a seatbelt.…
Consumer Advocates , Warn of
'Shrinkflation' , and Budget Concerns
ABC News reports that consumer
advocates are voicing concerns
'Shrinkflation' is a term used
to describe implicitly increasing
the price of an item by slightly
decreasing the amount...
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