Tag Archives: Fatalities

New report details big decrease in pedestrian fatalities in marijuana legalization states … but makes no mention of trend despite fear-mongering last year

In this post last year, titled "New report suggests big increase in pedestrian fatalities in marijuana legalization states… but only by leaving out California," I noted a big report by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) which expressed concern about … Continue reading

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New Vision Zero action plan addresses dangerous NYC streets where most pedestrian fatalities occur

Half of NYC fatal pedestrian accidents occur on 7% or 424 miles of the city’s streets. These specific streets are going to be the main focus of the new Borough Pedestrian Safety Action Plans that were just released by the … Continue reading

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"Traffic fatalities within US states that have legalized recreational cannabis sales and their neighbours"

The title of this post is the title of this new research published in the journal Addiction authored by Tyler Lane and Wayne Hall. Here is the article's abstract: Background and aims A growing body of evidence suggests that cannabis … Continue reading

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Traffic Fatalities Contribute to Decline in Life Expectancy

With all of the advances in medicine and technology, one might assume that humans are living longer these days. It turns out that’s not the case in the United States, where the Centers for Disease Control says life expectancies are … Continue reading

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NYC construction accidents, injuries and fatalities continue to rise sharply

The number of construction accident fatalities in New York City recorded by the DOB doubled during the first seven months of 2018 compared to the same period of 2017. The DOB data does not include fatalities from transit and roadway projects, as well … Continue reading

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