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Americans Have Been Driving Less, But Now They're Just Sitting at Home

Is a recent drop in auto fatalities linked to people becoming shut-ins?
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Some good news for the environment and, well, for staying alive: Driving rates and fatal car wrecks are on the decline in the United States.

But there’s bad news for health: Americans haven’t replaced driving with physical activities, preferring instead to putter around the home, according to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.