Two Crashes a Day on Flagler Roads: D...

Two Crashes a Day on Flagler Roads: DMV’s Annual Report Adds Up Grim Miles

There are 1 comment on the flaglerlive.com story from Sep 29, 2011, titled Two Crashes a Day on Flagler Roads: DMV’s Annual Report Adds Up Grim Miles. In it, flaglerlive.com reports that:

In Flagler, there were 716 crashes in 2010, about two crashes a day, 11 percent of them involving alcohol. There were a total of 23 fatalities on Flagler roads, up from 16 in 2009 and 2007. A complete report of local and state crashes.

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William G

Plano, TX

#1 Sep 30, 2011
Whatever happened to news reporting that was not convoluted? 11% of accidents involved alcohol. Maybe 1% were actually caused by alcohol abuse. Some deaths may have been prevented by wearing seat belts. My daughter was burned up in a car because she could not release the seat belt after an accident. Many laws start out with really good intentions, but are soon altered and abused to mold public opinion and eventually cause more harm than good. An example might be the reduced speed limits on the interstate highway system. We all know that ended badly. Our newest example is the 'tax collecting', harmful (misuse) of the newly installed traffic cameras. If used correctly these cameras could actually identify drivers with dangerous driving habits. Instead, they are set to 'catch' good drivers and actually produce more accidents. Historical data, safety reports, and common sense support this position. The DOT accepted the use of these devices after they received misleading information from local authorities. Please make a better effort to report news without political propaganda.

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