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Smart Cities Dive: "US traffic fatality rate surges amid 'open season' of reckless driving"

Current events reveal how our roads are dangerous by design:

New data from the National Safety Council (NSC) found the U.S. traffic fatality rate jumped 23.5% in May, compared to the year prior, despite the number of vehicle miles driven in that month dropping 25.5% amid pandemic-related stay-at-home orders.

“The pandemic has actually exposed our national road safety culture for what it really is: deeply flawed and unfortunately in need of some immediate action,” Martin said. “It’s clear that our open roads have created somewhat of an open season for reckless driving.”

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