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Solutions to end traffic fatalities (Feb. 18, 2022)

On Friday’s show: We discuss what efforts and measures could successfully reduce the number of traffic fatalies on Texas roads.

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On Friday’s show: Harris County is asking the Department of Justice to intervene after thousands of mail-in ballots and applications were rejected in the wake of a strict new voting law passed in the Texas Legislature.

And Texas is receiving over a billion dollars from pharmaceutical companies as part of a settlement over the opioid epidemic. We take a look at how the money will be used.

Also this hour: We recently devoted time to discussing why ongoing efforts to reduce the number of traffic fatalities on Texas roads don't seem to be working. We know what's been tried: messaging on roadways, grants to promote crackdowns on speeders, jury awards to discourage drunk driving, and DWI checkpoints. So, today, we discuss what else might work and welcome your suggestions.

And we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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