Ben Wear

Austin American-Statesman transportation reporter

Ben Wear is the transportation reporter for the Austin American-Statesman, writing news stories, his "Getting There" column and a blog, ShortCuts.


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Guns, motor vehicles and U.S. deaths, the trend lines

A reader’s claim touched off a look into whether more Americans die in motor vehicles than from gunfire. Ben Wear of the Austin American-Statesman ultimately found the comparison questionable.