More Traffic Deaths Linked To Lower Gas Prices
A researcher found as gas prices decrease the number of traffic crashes and fatalities increase.By Katherine Biek | January 7, 2015
People throughout the U.S. have been celebrating dramatic decreases in gas prices for the past few weeks.
But it turns out there's a downside to cheap gas that many might not have considered: As gas prices decrease, the number of traffic crashes and fatalities increase.
A sociology professor from South Dakota State University spoke with NPR about this relationship he's been studying.