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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    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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  • Tennessee Cops murder 61 year old man in own home during wrong house drug raid.
    A 61-year-old man was shot to death by police while his wife was handcuffed in another room during a drug raid on the wrong house. Police admitted their mistake, saying faulty information from a drug informant contributed to the death of John Adams Wednesday night. More
  • 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
  • OPP report two road deaths over Canada Day long weekend - Canada NewsWire
    ... day Canada Day weekend traffic safety campaign on July 2, 2014 with two reported deaths on OPP-patrolled roads. As part of their traffic safety...
    07/2/2014 - 12:26 pm | View Link
  • State: Speed still major factor in highway deaths - Associated Press
    According to a study by the Governors Highway Safety Association, traffic deaths linked to speeding increased by 7 percent during the recent...
    07/1/2014 - 4:25 am | View Link
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    06/30/2014 - 10:43 am | View Link
  • Scholarship Promotes Vision Zero Traffic Program for Boston - Yahoo! Finance
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    06/30/2014 - 8:40 am | View Link
  • Iowa campaigns against traffic deaths - QC Times
    DES MOINES — Iowa officials are zeroing in on traffic deaths, hoping increased focus on safety will erase roadways crashes that claimed 317 lives
    06/30/2014 - 8:27 am | View Link
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  • Traffic Fatalities Decrease in 2014
    There were 290 highway deaths in the state by May 23 this year, a decrease of 89 fatalities from the same period in 2013. “The decrease in traffic fatalities is welcome news, and hopefully, it is a trend that will continue,” said Paul Greenberg ...
    07/31/2014 - 3:52 am | View Link
  • McDonald's ordered to pay $27M in deaths of teens
    BRYAN, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas jury has ordered McDonald's to pay $27 million in damages to the families of two teenagers killed in a car accident while en route to a hospital after a fight outside the fast-food restaurant in College Station in 2012.
    07/30/2014 - 10:59 am | View Link
  • Study: WA's Texting Ban Working to Reduce Traffic Deaths
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    07/30/2014 - 9:54 am | View Link
  • More deaths anticipated from massive landslide in India
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    07/30/2014 - 8:17 am | View Link
  • Minnesota State Patrol Joins 15-State Initiative to Reduce Traffic Deaths
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    07/30/2014 - 2:21 am | View Link
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  • List of countries by traffic-related death rate ...
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    07/25/2014 - 8:17 pm | View Website
  • FARS Encyclopedia
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    07/25/2014 - 6:58 pm | View Website
  • Crash Stats: Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic ...
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is con-tinuing to gather data on crash fatalities for 2012 using infor-mation from police accident reports and ...
    07/25/2014 - 11:13 am | View Website
  • Traffic collision
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    07/25/2014 - 3:13 am | View Website
  • Measuring Traffic Fatalities in Virginia
    Traffic Fatalities. With strong programs emphasizing safety, education, and infrastructure maintenance, Virginia has consistently ...
    07/23/2014 - 10:14 pm | View Website
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