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Old January 8th, 2016
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Default 2009 Study: Deficient Roads Kill More Than Speeding

Full article at http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/48/4869.asp

Road building industry study from 2009 calculates the hazard of bad road conditions.

"Major cities around the country, including New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC, have adopted "Vision Zero" strategy of reducing traffic fatalities through lowered speed limits and increased ticketing. A 2009 study conducted on behalf of the road construction industry suggests the focus on speeding is disproportionate and far more lives would be saved by devoting resources to engineering improvements.

"This is the first national study in many years to examine the role and consequences of another major factor in these tragic incidences -- the physical condition of U.S. roadways," researchers Ted R. Miller and Eduard Zaloshnja explained. "The study finds that the cost and severity of crashes where roadway conditions are a factor greatly exceeds the cost and severity of crashes where alcohol or speeding was involved, or the cost of non-use of seatbelts.""

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"Source: PDF File On a Crash Course: Dangers and Costs of Deficient Roadways (Pacific Institute Research and Evaluation, 5/1/2009)"

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