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In other words, when the number of citations went down, the number of fatal accidents went up the following month, and when the number of tickets went up, the number of fatal accidents dropped the following month. The analysis shows that fatal accidents declined by 35 percent because of citations.
Originally posted by iamsupermanv2
reply to post by thisguyrighthere
I get that's your point.
Your other point is it's some gibber gabber about the military industrial complex.
We have seat belt laws. To make sure those of us with less than average intellegence don't splatter their skulls on our roads.
We have speed limits so hot shots don't barrel into me doing 120.
And now we have another common sense law.
Will it 100% stop cops from being hit by cars during stops? No. Nothing will.
Originally posted by Bobbox1980
30,000 people die each year from traffic accidents in the U.S. If 150 officers have died since 1999 while having someone pulled over that averages to about 15 a year.
In the grand scheme of things is that a lot? I don't really know statistically if that is a big number compared to normal citizen traffic deaths.