County below state average for deadly traffic accidents

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Johnson County motorists may complain about the traffic on their daily commutes, but one study shows fewer serious accidents happen here than in other central Indiana communities.

Fewer people died in a vehicle accident in Johnson County in 2012, and more drivers and passengers were wearing their seat belts, compared with other central Indiana counties, according to a report from the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.

The annual traffic study uses Indiana State Police numbers to determine the factors behind accidents for all 92 counties in the state. Johnson County ranked below the state average in nearly every category in 2012, the most recent numbers available, except accidents involving a drunken driver.

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