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Thursday, 6th March 2008

Crashes vs. Congestion - What's the Cost to Society?

Crashes vs. Congestion - What's the Cost to Society?
Source: AAA

The societal cost of crashes is a staggering $164.2 billion annually, nearly two and a half times greater than the $67.6 billion price tag for congestion, according to a new report released today by AAA.

The report, “Crashes vs. Congestion: What’s the Cost to Society?,” demonstrates that traffic safety issues warrant increased attention from the public and policymakers, particularly as Congress prepares to reauthorize federal transportation programs in 2009.

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+ Full Report (PDF; 1.2 MB)


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