By Michael P. Ollivander and Amy K. DavisThe Fix: The latest on the latest in auto safety, air quality and the economyA new report from the Department of Transportation found the nation is heading towards a situation in which the vast majority of all crashes are caused by drivers ignoring traffic signs and not paying attention to signals.
The report also showed a sharp rise in crashes in the most congested parts of the country, where drivers often fail to yield to cars on the right of the road.
The report, “Jardine: A Road of Deception,” was released Wednesday by the Transportation Research Board, which has been monitoring safety in the nation since 1993.
The study found that in 2016, just under 1 percent of all traffic deaths in the U.S. involved drivers who had not properly observed the speed limit or other traffic signals.
That’s roughly the rate in the past.
The DOT found that, in the 2016 study period, more than 1,000 people were killed on Jardines.
The most common reason was speeding, which the study found accounted for nearly half of the crashes in 2016.
The majority of crashes on Jards occurred on the rural roads of southern Wisconsin, including in rural areas where there are many fewer intersections.
The majority of Jardiners were male, the report found.
In the study period analyzed, 1,024 deaths occurred on J.F. Stover Pike, and nearly 2,000 were killed there.
Nearly 60 percent of the deaths on Jarkins were caused by speeding.
The study found the median age of Jarkines drivers was about 35 years old.
About 1 in 3 Jarkiners were African-American, and just over one-quarter were Hispanic.
The number of fatal crashes on the roadways has increased significantly in the last decade.
The DOT report found that more than half of fatal traffic crashes in 2015 were caused not by the driver’s negligence, but by a combination of speeding and poor maneuvering.
In some states, drivers were also more likely to be involved in fatal crashes due to speeding, and more often than not, the driver did not yield the right-of-way to the other vehicle.
In Wisconsin, the study reported that the most common cause of fatal collisions on Jarks was speeding.
Drivers were more likely than other drivers to be cited for speeding in just over half of all Jarkings, and about one-third of all fatal crashes.
In the last two years, the number of citations issued to drivers for speeding increased more than 300 percent, and the number was on the rise again in 2016 after a dramatic drop in 2015.
According to the report, a number of factors are to blame for the increased speed on JARKs, including the state’s increasing population, the rise in fuel economy standards, and new laws and regulations.
The Wisconsin Department of Public Safety said the state was considering ways to make Jarkis roadways safer and has asked for additional funding to improve traffic signals and other safety measures.