Distracted Driving Campaigns Yet to Impact Crash Rates, Auto Insurance Premiums

Aug. 23–Yes, traffic in Hampton Roads is bad and probably getting worse. “If nothing else, we have a safer transportation network,” said Keith Nichols, a traffic engineer at the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization. Since 2000, local traffic has increased by 8.4 percent, while accidents have dropped by 18.4 percent, according to statistics from the Department of Motor Vehicles and the planning organization…..

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