Benefits of Descent: Increased fuel prices save lives

Great reports in The Guardian and Independent recently talking about how rising fuel prices are driving cars off the road, and forcing people to drive more slowly and carefully. 

In the UK this has resulted in the first recorded drop in congestion, and an actual increase in average speeds as people sit in less fuel-sapping traffic jams. The really good news comes from the USA though, where traffic fatalities have fallen to their lowest levels since 1961!  They have fallen by 10% over the past year – saving thousands of lives.

A great vision of what we can expect as prices continue to rise . . and vehicle use and speeds drop further.


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