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Less driving but more deaths: Spike in traffic fatalities puzzles lawmakers

BY: - November 11, 2023

This story was originally published on Stateline. Traffic deaths are lingering near historic highs in most states despite less driving overall, prompting policymakers to consider deploying more police or installing automated monitoring such as speed cameras to curb speeding and reckless driving. People are driving fewer miles than they were in 2019, but more are […]