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Traffic deaths up 24% in Massachusetts, 19% in US: Report

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

A new report released this week found Massachusetts saw a 24% increase in traffic fatalities between 2019 and 2021, a “dramatic” number that outpaces the national growth during that time.
Compiled by TRIP, a Washington, D.C.-based national transportation research nonprofit, the report shows that traffic deaths began to increase dramatically in the U.S. in 2020, even with fewer cars on the road due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.
Fatalities continued to increase in 2021, as vehicle travel returned to near pre-pandemic levels. From 2019 to 2021, the U.S. saw a 19% increase in traffic...
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