Brent Toderian (@BrentToderian) August 12, 2015
Is it any surprise VMT continues to increase, when policy and transportation subsidies continue to favor driving? Our policymakers shouldn’t gloat that record VMT is a sign of economic success.
It’s only a success if short term growth is valued over long term prosperity.
Palm Beach Post story ————————————————————
By Matt Morgan – Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Florida ranks near the top of a list that highlights a concerning trend in the first six months of 2015.
The nation has been a significant increase of fatal traffic crashes nationwide with the Sunshine State third in total number of fatal crashes and second in percentage increase, according to data estimates from the National Safety Council.
Biggest risk factors for fatal crashes:
- Drinking and driving
- Not wearing a seatbelt
- Distractions including texting