Smartphone-driven traffic fatalities, continued

In the last post, I showed how the plausible-deniability excuse “speeding” was formulaically used to defray the fact that Smartphones are driving drastic increases in traffic fatalities.

In this post, we examine the plausible-deniability excuse of “driving less“, which is also being put forward down through time across a wide geographic area by Conspirators attempting to defray the rising knowledge that Smartphones are drastically increasing traffic fatalities.

 

May 13, 2013 – Report Finds Americans Are Driving Less, Led by Youth

 

August 3, 2015 – Americans are driving less, and it’s not just because of millennials

Gas consumption is 25 percent less than 2003 projections. Petroleum consumption has been “rather unbelievably” decreasing, according to a report from President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors.

 

January 27, 2016 – The U.S. Is Driving Less And Still Building More Highways

 

February 15, 2017 – US Traffic Deaths Rise for a Second Straight Year – The New York Times

Last year, traffic deaths increased 6 percent, to 40,200

 

March 4, 2017 – The US Motorist Is Unwell: Miles Driven Suffer Biggest Slowdown In Over 2 Years

 

July 25, 2017 – Are Americans really driving less? – CBS News

 

August 16, 2017 – Motor Vehicle Deaths Declined 1% in 2017

Preliminary data show U.S. motor vehicle deaths and injuries were down slightly in the first six months of 2017, although they were still significantly higher than they were two years ago, according to the National Safety Council.

There were 18,689 motor vehicle deaths through June 30, said the council, a leading safety organization that gets its data from state governments. That’s 250 fewer deaths, or a 1 percent decline, from the period in 2016. But deaths were still up 8 percent compared to the first six months of 2015.

Motor vehicle deaths began to spike in late 2014, ending several years of historic declines. There were 40,200 deaths for all of 2016 compared to 35,398 in 2014.

The increase corresponded with record high miles driven by Americans as the economy improved. Miles driven are up about 1.7 percent for the first 6 months of this year although the rate of increase appears to be slowing, the council said.

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