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High Gas Prices Have a Plus Side: Safer Roads

July 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.

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2 Responses to “High Gas Prices Have a Plus Side: Safer Roads”

  1. SmartAlec Says:

    Gosh, I feel like paying $4.50 a gallon for gas should make me feel better, somehow, after reading this article. Alas, it does not. I am glad that the roads are safer, tho.

  2. Sharon O'Hara Says:

    I recently talked with a fellow from England. He said gas there is $12 (U.S.) a gallon…he converted liters/pounds to our gallons/dollars for comparison.

    The $4.50 a gallon for gas makes me feel really good…
    Sharon O’Hara

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