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Survey: Americans want safer roads

Posted On Tue, January 3, 2012

A recent survey from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety showed that many Americans want roads to be safer and are OK with increased government intervention to do it.

In 2010, nearly 33,000 Americans were killed in road accidents, the organization noted. With this in mind, more than 75 percent of consumers think that drunk drivers are a danger to their own well-being. Nearly 95 percent of drivers think that using a mobile device while driving is dangerous. A total of three-quarters of Americans think it is also not right to drive more than 15 miles per hour over the labeled limit.

"Even one death on our roads is unacceptable," says Peter Kissinger, president and chief executive officer for AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. "Something is terribly amiss in our traffic safety culture when, in the safest year since 1949, on average there is still one needless death every 16 minutes in motor vehicle crashes."

Consumers who are concerned about the current state of the roads may want to increase their coverage, if it is not sufficient in their eyes. This can be done by comparing auto insurance quotes.

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