David Brooks: Why Are So Many Americans Driving Irresponsibly?
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From the New York Times op-ed page:

America Is Falling Apart at the Seams

Jan. 13, 2022, 7:00 p.m. ET

By David Brooks

Opinion Columnist

In June a statistic floated across my desk that startled me. In 2020, the number of miles Americans drove fell 13 percent because of the pandemic, but the number of traffic deaths rose 7 percent.

I couldn’t figure it out. Why would Americans be driving so much more recklessly during the pandemic? But then in the first half of 2021, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motor vehicle deaths were up 18.4 percent even over 2020. Contributing factors, according to the agency, included driving under the influence, speeding and failure to wear a seatbelt.

Why are so many Americans driving irresponsibly?

In case you want to know, my Taki’s Magazine columns of June 8, 2021 and January 12, 2022 explain why.

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