More driving means more dying

This suggests that the relationship between driving and deaths is non-linear: a one percent increase in driving produces a much larger than one percent increase in deaths—actually, something like a three percent increase in deaths, based on these very partial data.

Let's walk

We know that for many reasons, there are structural connections between cheaper gas, more miles driven, and more traffic fatalities. But some analysts want to downplay those structural issues and place the blame on driver behavior.



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