Deaths from prescription drugs now out number traffic fatalities in the US: Drug deaths now outnumber traffic fatalities in U.S., Times analysis shows - Los Angeles Times For all the posters defending junkies, and applauding their right to drive, and carry guns, above are the FACTS. Addicts snort the pills, and now, in my area, armed robberies of pharmacies and homes are increasing; the homes are those with pain pills, bennies and speed. AND, in my area, the "nice people" who are junkies get caught too. A lot of the addicts whine that "it was prescribed for me before, I needed this for my ______, ______, ____". Nothing quite like seeing a 45 year old, church going, mother of three swear she has no drug problem after she hit a building with her car while hopped up on pills. Comments please, from users, and sober posters also.