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Biker killed on way to another's memorial

A motorcyclist was struck and killed by a fire truck in Brooklyn, New York, while he was on his way to a memorial for another biker killed in a crash one year ago.


Highway deaths plunging as cars become safer

If the numbers in a preliminary federal study hold true, U.S. highway deaths continued to plunge last year to the lowest level since the government began keeping records in 1921.


Turn signal neglect a real danger, study shows

Turn Signal Neglect

A new study says there’s a far more serious problem that’s responsible for as many as 2 million accidents annually, more than twice the 950,000 accidents linked to distracted driving.


Mom, son killed hours apart in separate car accidents

A Wisconsin woman and her adult son were killed in separate traffic crashes just hours apart in a Milwaukee suburb, police say.


Tax deadline day can be deadly on U.S. roads, study finds

Tax Deadline

The two certainties in life - death and taxes - may be more intertwined than Ben Franklin ever imagined: A study found that deadly auto accidents increase on Tax Day.


Car wrecks killed 32,885 in U.S. last year

Car Accident

Some 32,885 people died on the nation's roadways in 2010 -- a number that, while slightly higher than preliminary figures released in April, shows the downward trend in traffic deaths is continuing, now reaching low levels not seen since 1949, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported Thursday.


US motorcycle deaths drop again - USA Today

Motorcyclist deaths fell last year for the second straight year, but the small drop in fatalities might be masking troubling signs, according to a national highway safety organization.


Traffic deaths at 60-year low

Traffic deaths at 60-year low

Traffic deaths have hit their lowest level since 1950, the year fatalities behind the wheel began to be tracked, according to the latest government statistics.


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