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Most traffic chases caused by minor infractions

Eunice Trotter, Tom Spalding and Mark Nichols of The Indianapolis Star analyzed police pursuit data to investigate the 86 deaths Indiana saw in the last decade following police chases. They found that "initiated pursuits that ended with at least one injury or death in one of five cases." Most of the pursuits were found to be for minor infractions, with almost three out of four set off by a traffic violation.

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