Vol. 120, No. 25 A Newspaper of General Circulation June 19, 2017
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Kansas traffic deaths averaging more than 1 per day
The number of traffic fatalities across the Kansas is increasing.  
AAA spokeswoman Jennifer Haugh said the state is currently averaging more than one traffic fatality a day.  
Statistics from AAA shows that there have been nearly 175 traffic deaths this year through the end of May. That's a 13 percent increase over the same time a year ago, and a 44 percent increase from 2015.  
``The toughest thing is to just focus on driving,'' Haugh said. ``Everyone is trying to do multiple things when they drive, and we're not wired to multitask.''  
She said not wearing seatbelts and having short attention spans can contribute to the fatality increase.  
AAA reported that there were more than 430 traffic deaths in Kansas for all of 2016. ľAP  
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