Slow Down – An accident is waiting to happen

. January 4, 2016.
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Declining over of the past decade, traffic deaths spiked 8 percent in the first half of 2015, prompting a call from the nation’s highway safety chief to reduce fatalities.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s  Mark Rosekind states “These numbers are a wake-up call,” Rosekind said of the increase. “It is important for Americans to know that human behaviors are by far the largest cause of fatalities”. He urged people to stop using cell phones while driving, not to drink alcohol or use drugs and get behind the wheel, and to wear seat belts and motorcycle helmets.

The 2014 statistics show that distracted driving caused about 10 percent of the 32,675 traffic deaths that year. In Ohio, while fatality rates decreased for 2014, thirty percent of the deaths were attributed to alcohol. 920 of the deaths 567 deaths used no safety equipment.

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