How to Make Our Roads a Safer Place34 Year experienced engineer Gene Putman P.E., P.T.O.E. talks about roadway safety
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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: “Motor vehicle crashes and fatalities increased in 2012 on our nation’s high-ways. The nation lost 33,561 people in crashes on roadways during 2012, compared to 32,479 in 2011. The increase in crashes, and the resulting fatalities and injuries, can be seen across many crash characteristics—vehicle type, alcohol impairment, location of crash, etc.—and does not seem to be associated with any one particular issue. Alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities increased by 4.6 percent in 2012. Fatalities in rural crashes increased by 2.3 percent. Although there were 351 more passenger vehicle occupant fatalities in 2012, we know the time of day of the crash for only 305 of them—an increase of 8 (3% of the 305) during the day and 297 (97%) during the night.” This data finds no one issue responsible for the increasing crashes and fatalities, so the best preventative approach is improved conspicuous signage.
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