High Gas Prices Have a Plus Side: Safer RoadsJuly 23rd, 2008 by josh farley
Here’s an interesting effect of the age of $4/gallon gas: less roadway deaths.
The Associated Press is reporting that traffic deaths around the country are “plummeting,” just as they did during Arab oil embargo in the 1970s.
It’s not necessarily a scientific finding, AP points out. However, the logic is this: the less cars there are on the road, the less risk there is for collisions and injuries.