Guns Are The X Factor In American-Style Mass Murder

Car accidents kill people. Construction accidents kill people. Even a slip and fall in the shower has been known to occasionally kill a person. There is a limitless list of things that can kill a person, but we accept life has risks. We accept the convenience and commerce offered by automobiles all while acknowledging the negative side effect of vehicle fatalities, although regulations have made cars safer than decades ago. We accept building roads, bridges, and other infrastructure also comes with a negative side effect, although in this area we have done a lot to decrease construction fatalities through safety regulations. And yes, we accept that even the most mundane of things, taking a shower, could lead to death.

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Does Speeding Cause Accidents?

Two simple words: Speed kills. That’s what we are told. But is speeding really the root cause of many traffic accidents? I argue speeding is rarely the root cause of an accident, but is instead a contributing factor in many cases. I think driver distraction coupled with an unhealthy dose of both entitlement and presumption play much larger roles in most traffic accidents.

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