Traffic deaths climbing in California – Is there a fix?

As reported by the Sacramento Bee:

It’s an unfortunate downside to the recession’s end: As more people return to work and more cars hit the road, fatal accidents are on the climb.

Nationally, road deaths jumped nearly 10 percent in the first three months of this year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. California officials say they saw a 13 percent uptick over three recent years through 2013 and expect that trend to continue when 2014 numbers are finalized.

It’s no surprise, safety officials say.

“Realistically, when the economy started getting better, all indications …

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Comments

  1. How many of those “accidents” were caused by newly licensed illegal immigrants?

  2. probably 100% Sonny…the laws of the land only apply to you and me 🙁

  3. Well we could outlaw cars; it’s working for guns isn’t it? Or better yet we could stop getting sucked into statistics and realize that these things happen. We do our best to avoid accidents but they happen. No law is going to solve human error before it happens.

  4. The survival rate for accidents has skyrocketed with the modern air bags, braking systems etc.

    We now have illegals of questionable ability AND the added issue of distracted email/texting drivers. I expect the rate to increase. When you see on freeways people with heads down for 10-15 seconds at a time while driving the cannot be that worried about their zippers being down.

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