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May 17 - Nearly 43,000 people died on US roads last year, the highest number in 16 years
 

 
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DETROIT (AP) — Nearly 43,000 people were k*lled on U.S. roads last year, the highest number in 16 years as Americans returned to the highways after the pandemic forced many to stay at home.

The 10.5% jump over 2020 numbers was the largest percentage increase since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began its fatality data collection system in 1975.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said America faces a crisis on its roads.

The safety administration urged state and local governments, drivers and safety advocates to join in an effort to reverse the rising death trend.

Preliminary figures released Tuesday by the agency show that 42,915 people died in traffic crashes last year, up from 38,824 in 2020.

Final figures will be released in the fall.

Americans drove about 325 billion miles last year, 11.2% higher than in 2020, which contributed to the increase.

Nearly 118 people died in U.S. traffic crashes every day last year, according to the agency’s figures.

The Governors Highway Safety a*sociation, a group of state traffic safety officials, blamed the increase on dangerous behavior such as speeding, driving while impaired by alcohol and drugs, and distracted driving, as well as “roads designed for speed instead of safety.”

US deaths from COVID hit 1 million, less than 2 1/2 years in

The combination, the group said, “has wiped out a decade and a half of progress in reducing traffic crashes, injuries and deaths.”

deaths last year increased in almost all types of crashes, NHTSA reported.

Fatalities in urban areas and deaths in multi-vehicle crashes each rose 16%.

Pedestrian deaths were up 13%, while fatalities among drivers 65 and older rose 14%.

Fatalities involving at least one big truck were up 13%, while motorcycle deaths were up 9% and deaths of bicyclists rose 5%.

Fatalities involving speeding drivers and deaths in alcohol-related crashes each were up 5%.

Government estimates show the rate of road deaths declined slightly from 2020.

Last year there were 1.33 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles traveled, compared with 1.34 in 2020.

The fatality rate rose in the first quarter of last year, but declined the rest of the year, NHTSA said.

Traffic deaths began to spike in 2019. NHTSA has blamed reckless driving behavior for increases during the pandemic, citing behavioral research showing that speeding and traveling without a seat belt have been higher.

Before 2019, the number of fatalities had fallen for three straight years.

Deputy NHTSA Administrator Steven Cliff, the Biden administration’s nominee to run the agency, said the roadway crisis is urgent and preventable.

“We will redouble our safety efforts, and we need everyone — state and local governments, safety advocates, automakers and drivers, to join us,” Cliff said in a statement. “All of our lives depend on it.”

Buttigieg pointed to a national strategy unveiled earlier this year aimed at reversing the trend.

He said earlier that over the next two years his department will provide federal guidance as well as billions in grants under President Joe Biden’s new infrastructure law to spur states and localities to lower speed limits and embrace safer road design such as dedicated bike and bus lanes, better lighting and crosswalks.

The strategy also urges the use of speed cameras, which the department says could provide more equitable enforcement than police traffic stops.

In Tuesday’s statement, the department said it opened up its first round of applications for the program, which will spend $6 billion over five years on local efforts to cut crashes and deaths.

The Transportation Department is moving in the right direction to stem the increase in deaths, but it will take years for many of the steps to work, said Michael Brooks, acting executive director of the nonprofit Center for Auto Safety.

NHTSA, for instance, has regulations pending to require electronic automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection systems on all new light vehicles, and to require automatic emergency braking on heavy trucks, he said.

Automatic emergency braking can slow or stop a vehicle if there’s an object in its path.

The agency also is requiring automakers to install systems that alert rear-seat passengers if their safety belts aren’t buckled.

“Responding to this is difficult,” Brooks said.

“It takes a lot of work on a lot of different strategies to address these issues. They’ve got a lot of work on their hands.”
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 1 month ago '07        #2
yola  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x81 OP
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pro-life

suicide prevention

drugs ruin lives

ya'll can't get your story straight

but you love that racist econonmy

and you'll k*ll for it without question

there's always money and energy for drugs

but none for traffic safety and accountability

just remember

if want to hurt someone with your car

it's ok

as long as you're sober


imagine the exact same accident

that k*lls the other driver

but with two different scenarios

a sober driver and a drunk driver

remember, it's the exact same accident

who is the worse person?
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 1 month ago '17        #3
CamburyBXGreat 
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Dumb a*s muthafu*kas was swervin off roads cuz of oxygen deprivation.

Whenever I saw people wearing face masks in their car alone I'm like wtf.
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 1 month ago '17        #4
BLACK FIST 
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 CamburyBXGreat said
Dumb a*s muthafu*kas was swervin off roads cuz of oxygen deprivation.

Whenever I saw people wearing face masks in their car alone I'm like wtf.
with the windows up, at that!
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 1 month ago '15        #5
PineappleOG  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 CamburyBXGreat said
Dumb a*s muthafu*kas was swervin off roads cuz of oxygen deprivation.

Whenever I saw people wearing face masks in their car alone I'm like wtf.
Tho I agree I slapped cus you a shuckin and jivin UT
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 1 month ago '22        #6
SeanDon122 
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Post lockdown driving has been the worst I've ever seen.. Its like everyone came out of the house just driving as if they racing against time . It has been downright scary for me to see how many people running so blatantly late through lights, speeding through school zones and other just insane stuff..
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 1 month ago '05        #7
carden2 
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i feel like it's from all the transplants in regions. it's like the mix of folks from the fast life mixing in with the slow life and it's just a fu*ken nightmare.
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 1 month ago '21        #8
mypostmakesense  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x18
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It's getting dangerous on the street for real. In the past few months I've seen too many pedestrian deaths to count. And the number of hit and runs is down right ridiculous.
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 1 month ago '04        #9
Dash  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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 SeanDon122 said
Post lockdown driving has been the worst I've ever seen.. Its like everyone came out of the house just driving as if they racing against time . It has been downright scary for me to see how many people running so blatantly late through lights, speeding through school zones and other just insane stuff..


Thought it was just me. It’s ridiculous in chicago
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 1 month ago '06        #10
Storchaveli  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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 CamburyBXGreat said
Dumb a*s muthafu*kas was swervin off roads cuz of oxygen deprivation.

Whenever I saw people wearing face masks in their car alone I'm like wtf.
Masks cause oxygen deprivation? How many surgeons, nurses, doctors, dentists have dropped dead in history for wearing them?


 1 month ago '17        #11
CamburyBXGreat 
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 Storchaveli said
Masks cause oxygen deprivation? How many surgeons, nurses, doctors, dentists have dropped dead in history for wearing them?

There is a huge difference between surgical masks and N95 or even cloth masks. In fact surgical masks arent worn to protect against pathogens. They are worn to protect debris or fluids during surgery.
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 1 month ago '17        #12
Thierry Henry 
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2 cyclists just got k*lled put here by some careless driver


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 1 month ago '15        #13
ChoAssUp 
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**looks at dash cam footage**

Sounds about right. People need to slow the fu*k down. Swerving in and out of lanes doesnt make you a good driver. It makes you an idiot.
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 1 month ago '17        #14
92baby 
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 SeanDon122 said
Post lockdown driving has been the worst I've ever seen.. Its like everyone came out of the house just driving as if they racing against time . It has been downright scary for me to see how many people running so blatantly late through lights, speeding through school zones and other just insane stuff..
Hopefully you don’t live in Houston


It’s mad max fury road some days here plair


Houston has contributed a lot of deaths this year due to roads

sh*t I know a dude died from a car accident recently
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 1 month ago '17        #15
92baby 
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 ChoAssUp said
**looks at dash cam footage**

Sounds about right. People need to slow the fu*k down. Swerving in and out of lanes doesnt make you a good driver. It makes you an idiot.
If you drive a charger or challenger

Your license plate 9 times outta 10


Should say idiot

When I tell you their the worse here

And the idiots that drive big lifted trucks are horrible to
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 1 month ago '13        #16
3nl1ght3ned 
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I hate d*cks who wait till the very last second to turn on their turn signal when pulling into parking lots. fu*king hate people who cant be bothered to signal at all, lazy a*ses. I hate people who drive slow aswell as people who think the 2.5 nissan altima they're driving is a hellcat. Tailgaters are annoying as fu*k too, think I might just hate people in general.
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 1 month ago '13        #17
3nl1ght3ned 
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 92baby said
If you drive a charger or challenger

Your license plate 9 times outta 10


Should say idiot

When I tell you their the worse here

And the idiots that drive big lifted trucks are horrible to
Nah man don't sleep on Nissan.. Its not even just the altima, its their whole lineup. I make sure to use caution when I see a sentra or versa near me in traffic. Pathfinder drivers are also trash.
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 1 month ago '15        #18
AmillionMo  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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All those people died? Gah damn! Just from driving? I'm gonna keep saying that no vehicle should go faster than 40mph. I don't understand the reason we gotta go fast... People can't drive. They want to make cars faster...What is the reason electric vehicles can go from 0-60 in 3 secs? Like, WHY!?! it's dumb af, especially if they KNOW speed, lack of driving skill, and not paying attention k*lls people!

 1 month ago '22        #19
Jimmy Serrano 
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People be on their phones while driving
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 1 month ago '17        #20
quarter  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x28
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Got to pass Joe biden's infrastructure bill for $100 trillion dollars!!!!



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 1 month ago '15        #21
ChoAssUp 
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 92baby said
If you drive a charger or challenger

Your license plate 9 times outta 10


Should say idiot

When I tell you their the worse here

And the idiots that drive big lifted trucks are horrible to
Worst thing Dodge could have ever done was give people those damn Chargers, Challengers and SRT Jeeps. Them mfers have no regard for human life. I can wake up at any time of night and hear them flying up and down the block at 120mph. fu*kin residential area man smh. Only a matter of time before they smack into someone pulling out of their driveway or lose it and park their car on top of someone's bed
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 1 month ago '07        #22
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 CamburyBXGreat said
Dumb a*s muthafu*kas was swervin off roads cuz of oxygen deprivation.

Whenever I saw people wearing face masks in their car alone I'm like wtf.
Was waiting for some dumb a*s to say something dumb like this.
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 1 month ago '15        #23
MedifriedChickn 
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Most people got a “me first” approach when driving the sh*t is a mental illness
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 1 month ago '05        #24
Hadal Zone 
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Got into my first accident last year. Lady was paying 0 attention with her kid in the car


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 1 month ago '12        #25
daman729 
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In NC, mothafu*kas refuse to use turn signals!!!! And if they do, they wait until they get to the fu*kin turn to turn them on. People down here be running into light poles and sh*t. Alot of these people to out-of-staters though who migrated to NC. Many northerners. Dont even get me started on the idiots who drive like they're always at a drag race. Cutting drivers off and using the turning lane to pass people. You'll always see some young dude in a Mustang, Charger of hellcat thinkin he's big daddy cool or some sh*t smh.

People down here be doin stupid stuff all the time!! But the thing is, you cant really road rage with folks down her because so many people carry. So many incidents down here road rage turned into a gun being pulled smh. So you just gotta keep the sh*t movin.
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