America’s Ongoing Problem With Traffic Violence

The opiod epidemic grabs headlines and gun deaths have brought about calls for regulation.

The rate of traffic deaths has continued to rise but little is actually being done in the US to address the problem as a national health crisis.

America’s Car Culture is Literally Shortening Your Life: Study

The U.S. has been falling behind its peer nations on traffic safety and now life expectancy as well. There’s a connection. Graph: WHO

“So while the opioid addiction grabs headlines, cars have quietly remained a leading killer. In 2015, for example, the U.S. traffic fatality rate jumped 9 percent. And in 2016, it jumped again 5.6 percent, wiping out nearly a decade of improvements. It was the biggest two-year jump in 50 years.

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https://usa.streetsblog.org/2018/08/24/americas-car-culture-is-literally-shortening-your-life-study/

VisionZero Day Of Action: Attention to Preventable Traffic Deaths

On Sunday, November 18th  communities across U.S., and around the globe organized for World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

Asbury Park has thankfully not had traffic deaths that other larger cities have had. Let’s not wait until a tragedy happens to implement traffic calming measures all over the city, and #slowthecars.

 |  BY VERONICA VANTERPOOL

Every day 100 people will die in U.S. in preventable crashes. How is our community doing? Yesterday Sunday, November 18th was World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims to honor those who lost lives. We join VisionZero Network and urge action for

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https://visionzeronetwork.org/sunday-nov-18-2018-day-of-action-calls-attention-to-preventable-traffic-deaths-worldwide/