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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    Rescuers found more bodies in the concrete debris of a collapsed garment factory building Thursday and authorities say it may take another five days to clear the rubble. In addition to the 433 confirmed dead, police report that 149 people are still missing in what has become the worst disaster for Bangladesh’s $20 billion-a-year garment industry. More
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    Thirty-eight people were feared dead after a fire raged through an isolated psychiatric hospital north of Moscow on Friday, killing some patients in their beds and others who were trapped by barred windows. Most of the patients died in their sleep inhaling the fumes as they were likely sedated by prescribed medicine, a police source told the RIA Novosti news agency. More
  • Tennessee Cops murder 61 year old man in own home during wrong house drug raid.
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  • Many trapped in Bangladesh building rubble as toll climbs to 187Many trapped in Bangladesh building rubble as toll climbs to 187
    Survivors from a building that collapsed in Bangladesh killing at least 187 mainly women workers described hearing a deafening crack before the complex housing factories supplying Western clothes retailers crashed down in a matter of seconds. More
  • Traffic deaths slightly higher than normal in March, state officials ... - Capital Times
    Traffic deaths on Wisconsin highways in March were slightly higher than the five-year average, according to preliminary statistics released Thursday
    04/3/2014 - 3:24 pm | View Link
  • NYPD: Number of Traffic Deaths in First Quarter Down Citywide - NY1
    As Mayor Bill de Blasio pushes his Vision Zero plan to reduce traffic deaths around the city, new numbers show the streets might be getting safer for ...
    04/3/2014 - 10:41 am | View Link
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    04/3/2014 - 6:48 am | View Link
  • GM CEO grilled over traffic deaths - Al Jazeera
    Mary Barra tries to assure Congress GM has changed its ways, but old ... - Minneapolis Star Tribune
    04/2/2014 - 3:32 pm | View Link
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    Wednesday April 2, 2014 6:09 AM WASHINGTON — The fix for a faulty ignition switch linked to 13 traffic deaths would have cost just 57 cents...
    04/2/2014 - 6:55 am | View Link
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  • New Year Traffic Accidents Up, Deaths Down
    There were 185 reported traffic accidents nationwide over the Khmer New Year holiday this year, resulting in 48 fatalities and 406 injuries, an increase in accidents and injuries but a nearly 30 percent decrease in deaths compared to the holiday period ...
    04/17/2014 - 5:49 pm | View Link
  • California rail line fined for worker deaths
    Eds: Updates with background, details. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Workplace safety officials fined a San Francisco Bay Area commuter rail line $210,000 on Thursday over the deaths of two of its workers on tracks. The Bay Area Rapid Transit agency workers ...
    04/17/2014 - 9:06 am | View Link
  • UPDATED: County-by-county: Florida's traffic deaths
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    04/17/2014 - 7:27 am | View Link
  • Two road deaths as Easter starts
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    04/16/2014 - 10:07 pm | View Link
  • Fears road deaths rose as traffic corps cut
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    04/16/2014 - 3:31 pm | View Link
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  • FARS Encyclopedia
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    04/12/2014 - 5:05 pm | View Link
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    04/12/2014 - 4:58 pm | View Link
  • Traffic Fatalities | mpdc
    Top blue header block with Search and DC logo. : Metropolitan Police Department
    04/12/2014 - 3:37 am | View Link
  • List of countries by traffic-related death rate ...
    This list of countries by traffic-related death rate shows the annual number of road fatalities per capita per year and per vehicle-km in some countries in the year ...
    04/11/2014 - 6:44 am | View Link
  • Traffic Fatalities in 2010 Drop to Lowest Level in ...
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ... NHTSA 05-11 Friday, April 1, 2011 Contact: Karen Aldana Tel: 202-366-9550 DOT Estimates Three Percent Drop Beneath ...
    04/11/2014 - 5:32 am | View Link
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