Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Does The Economy Impact How Safe Your Teen Drives?

A new report by the Governor's Highway Safety Association (GHSA) says the number of 16 and 17 year old driver deaths increased by 19% from 2011 to 2012.

So why the increase? Some say it's probably related to the economy. How does the economy affect kid's driving? GHSA explains with some cool graphics and data. And there's a link to teen driver fatalities by state in case you'd like to know how we're doing in Washington.

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SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

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