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The American transportation system is dangerous because Americans have little choice other than driving. Photo: La Citta Vita/Flickr

AAA’s Latest Road Safety Report Ignores the Obvious: We Should Be Driving Less

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The number of annual traffic deaths in America is heading in the wrong direction, climbing back above the 40,000 mark. To reverse this trend, the AAA Foundation for Road Safety this week released a report that prioritizes six road design changes it says would do the most to reduce the death toll. There's just one problem: AAA's report doesn't consider the idea that, to save lives, we should be driving less.

AAA: Distracted Driving Now Standard in New Cars, Thanks to In-Dash Devices

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Distracted driving isn’t just about texting — it’s the mental effort of multi-tasking that makes people less alert and more dangerous behind the wheel. As hands-free devices like in-dash, voice-activated computer systems proliferate in new-model cars, they create additional risks. Using these devices can cause lingering distractions for up to 27 seconds after the task is completed, according to […]