By James Girards
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a report recently that shows an increase in traffic fatalities in 2012 of over 3%. Some important findings include an increase in pedestrian fatalities in urban areas at night and involving alcohol; ten-fold rate of death when motorycle riders were not helmeted compared to helmeted riders; an increase in large-truck occupant fatalities; and failure to use seat-belts at night. Important lessons include need for dirvers and pedestrians to use increased diligence in urban areas, need for helmets and seat-belts as appropriate; and increased diligence at night in all areas.
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