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The Nat’l Highway Traffic Safety reports deaths from speeding remains unchanged

The Nat’l Highway Traffic Safety reports deaths from speeding remains unchanged
LEWISTON, ID - More than one-third of the traffic related deaths happen because of speeding.

But unfortunately this is old news,as a new study reports these numbers have been consistent for a decade.

That's according to a newly released report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Sergeant Jason Hicks of the Washington State Patrol said all traffic deaths are terrible. However those caused by speeding are that much harder to swallow because they're preventable deaths.

"It's better to be a few minutes late then to not get to where you are going at all," said Sergeant Jason Hicks. "And it's a decision that every individual driver makes to go ahead and speed. And so we just want people to think about that and make the right choice."

Hicks said 160 people died in Washington in 2012 because of speeding. WSP is continuing their consistent crackdown on speeding violations.
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