California Highway Patrol officers work at the scene of a fatal vehicle accident in Pasadena in June 2022. Traffic fatalities have spiked nationwide and stayed high since 2019 despite fewer miles driven overall. (James Carbone/The Associated Press)

Less driving but more deaths: Spike in traffic fatalities puzzles lawmakers

BY: - November 13, 2023

Traffic deaths are lingering near historic highs in most states despite less driving overall, prompting policymakers to consider deploying more police or installing automated monitoring such as speed cameras to curb speeding and reckless driving. People are driving fewer miles than they were in 2019, but more are dying on roadways. Traffic deaths spiked 18% […]