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Posted at 3:24 PM ET, 02/ 3/2011

No. 1 in road safety

By Rob Pitingolo

An article that appeared in USA Today last week describes an interesting metric for measuring road safety - traffic fatalities per 100,000 population and per 100 million miles driven. Using this metric, big cities come out on top. DC takes the #1 spot.

Now, I don't think this necessarily describes a city's road "safety." Rather, it explains the probability of being fatally injured in a traffic incident. These are two different concepts, although they are likely correlated in a positive way.

[Continue reading Rob Pitingolo's post at Extraordinary Observations.]

Rob Pitingolo blogs at Extraordinary Observations. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

By Rob Pitingolo  | February 3, 2011; 3:24 PM ET
Categories:  D.C., Local blog network, traffic, transportation  
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