Do We Tolerate Too Many Traffic Deaths?

June 29, 2010

As we head into the second holiday weekend of the summer, the media’s attention will surely be focused on accident death tolls and pileups. While traffic-related deaths in the United States have decreased in recent years — even though more people are on the road driving more miles — the number still hovers around 37,000 fatalities a year

Should the nation work harder to reduce that number? Check out this article in The New York Times to see several authors’ opinions on what should be done to reduce highway deaths.