Friday, August 30, 2013

AAA Reports that Americans are Less Concerned about Dangerous Driving Behaviors Although Traffic Fatalities Increased for First Time in Seven Years

An August news release issued by AAA reported disturbing news about the public’s perception of dangerous driving behaviors. The release stated that, “Americans are less likely to perceive a serious threat from dangerous driving behaviors such as drunk, aggressive or drowsy driving, according to an analysis of four years of public surveys conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The decreased concern is accompanied by an estimated 5.3 percent increase in annual traffic fatalities, totaling more than 34,000 in 2012. This is the first annual increase in seven years, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.”

The full report is available online.