Finally, is there an upside to the ever climbing gas prices in the United States?
The continued rising gas prices seem to have a positive side: Traffic deaths around the country are down significantly much like they fell during the Arab oil embargo nearly 30 years ago. The National Safety Council reported a near 10 percent drop in motor vehicle related deaths through May 2008 compared with the first five months of 2007, including a drop of 18 percent in March and 14 percent in April. Early numbers released by The Associated Press show some states have reported declines of over 20 percent. Thirty-one states have seen declines of at least 10 percent, and eight states have reported an increase, according to the council.