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What If The Oil Boom Didn't Actually Make North Dakota Roads Less Safe?

What If The Oil Boom Didn't Actually Make North Dakota Roads Less Safe?

Last week we got news from the Associated Press that North Dakota traffic fatalities were at their lowest in five years in 2015. “Preliminary data released by the state Transportation Department and the Highway Patrol show 131 motor vehicle fatalities in 2015, down 3 percent from 2014 and the lowest number since 105 fatalities in 2010,” the

Despite Oil Boom North Dakota's Traffic Fatality Rates Have Changed Very Little

“N.D. traffic deaths top 100 this year, on pace to exceed 2014,” reads a headline over a Mike Nowatzki article in the Bismarck Tribune. “With three and a half months to go in 2015, North Dakota has recorded more than 100 traffic fatalities and is on pace for one of the deadliest years on the state’s roadways

Wow: North Dakota's Oil Patch Traffic Fatality Rate Hasn't Increased From A Decade Ago

I went on a mission to track down data for traffic and fatality rates in North Dakota – particularly in the oil patch – and what I ended up finding shocked me. As it turns out, the traffic fatality rates in western North Dakota really haven’t increased at all over the last decade. Let me

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