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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  • Bangladesh building collapse toll rises to 433Bangladesh building collapse toll rises to 433
    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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  • 38 At least 36 dead as fire rages through Russian psychiatric hospital
    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.
    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
  • Jumbo dies after being hit by truck - Times of India
    A homecoming too early - Calcutta Telegraph
    10/31/2014 - 3:45 pm | View Link
  • Hindy Schachter: Protect pedestrians and bike... - New York Daily News
    ... coverage of Operation Safe Cycle failed to place these two events in the context of the epidemic of traffic deaths and serious injuries on New...
    10/31/2014 - 4:50 am | View Link
  • Three deaths in one weekend — South Africa mourns for its sporting ... - The South African
    Mbalula warns Meyiwa killers - Daily Dispatch
    10/31/2014 - 4:21 am | View Link
  • Plan for a sober, not scary Halloween ride - Hometown Source
    NEWS RELEASE — St. Paul, MN – Law enforcement officers in the 25 counties with the highest numbers of traffic deaths and serious injuries tied to ...
    10/30/2014 - 2:39 pm | View Link
  • Letters to the editor for Oct. 31, 2014 -
    Minnesota Department of Public Safety and its Office of Traffic Safety, specifically designed to REDUCE the injuries and deaths caused each...
    10/30/2014 - 12:45 pm | View Link
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  • Following a spike in fatalities, the county begans "All Out" enforcement
    Traffic deaths are spiking in Stark County. There have been 34 so far this year, compared to 26 for all last year. So, local police across the county, sheriff’s deputies and state troopers joined forces for what they call an “All Out for Traffic Safety” enforcement day.
    10/30/2014 - 11:29 pm | View Link
  • The notoriety of Commonwealth Avenue
    Barely a month after it was completed in 2004, the 16-lane, 7-kilometer Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City was promptly labeled “a killer highway.” It grabbed the notoriety from C-5. But not without reason. MB file photoTraffic authorities and media reported at that time that 20 traffic and vehicular accidents had already happened in the super-wide thoroughfare. There were eight deaths.The ...
    10/30/2014 - 3:19 pm | View Link
  • Pump the Brakes
    Pump the Brakes
    10/29/2014 - 7:21 pm | View Link
  • Traffic-related bicycling deaths on the rise in many states
    A report by a national highway safety association is shining a spotlight on the increase in bicyclist deaths in traffic. Newspapers and other media outlets are reporting that bicycle traffic deaths have been on the rise since hitting a 10-year-low in 2009, a fact that many bicycle advocates already have been tracking. Reports from California and … Continue reading »
    10/29/2014 - 3:04 pm | View Link
  • Traffic enforcement set for Thursday
    Area law enforcement will participate in “All Out for Traffic Safety” day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. The goal is to increase traffic safety awareness and visibility, as well as reduce traffic-related injury and deaths.
    10/28/2014 - 2:41 pm | View Link
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  • Stark County launches an effort to cut traffic deaths
    Traffic deaths are spiking in Stark County. There have been 34 so far this year, compared to 26 for all last year. So, local police across the county, sheriff’s deputies and state troopers joined forces for what they call an “All Out for Traffic Safety ...
    10/30/2014 - 2:59 pm | View Link
  • Traffic accidents is number one worldwide cause of death among youths
    Thirty-one percent of all traffic-related deaths in the world are youth and young adults, aged between 15 and 29 years. This translates to more than 400,000 lives lost per year, which exceeds youth deaths caused by diseases, drug use, suicide, violence or ...
    10/30/2014 - 1:35 am | View Link
  • Kennel owners plead not guilty in 21 dog deaths
    Eds: APNewsNow. Adds others charged in case; minor edits. PHOENIX (AP) -- The owners of a suburban Phoenix kennel have pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty charges stemming from the June deaths of 21 dogs. A Maricopa County Superior Court spokesman says ...
    10/29/2014 - 9:08 am | View Link
  • Police: Operations to reduce traffic deaths ongoing
    CARLSBAD >> New Mexico State Police said that the efforts to crack down on traffic related deaths have been somewhat successful. An operation targeting aggressive drivers and those who forget to use seat belts in Eddy and Lea County has netted the state ...
    10/28/2014 - 9:27 pm | View Link
  • Texas executes ex-gang member for deaths of 3 in San Antonio
    HUNTSVILLE (AP) — A former gang member was put to death Tuesday evening for the fatal shootings of three rivals 14 years ago in San Antonio. Miguel Paredes, 32, was convicted along with two other men in the September 2000 slayings of three people with ...
    10/28/2014 - 5:12 pm | View Link
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  • FARS Encyclopedia
    The FARS Encyclopedia provides statistics on injuries and deaths from vehicle accidents that occurred within the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
    10/30/2014 - 9:39 am | View Website
  • Traffic Deaths by State
    View and compare statistics on traffic-related deaths by state. Information includes fatality rate, DUI related traffic deaths, age group, vehicle type, and more.
    10/30/2014 - 7:52 am | View Website
  • WHO | Road traffic deaths
    Road traffic death rate by WHO region and income level In 2010, middle-income countries had the highest road traffic death rates, at 20.1 per 100 000
    10/30/2014 - 6:55 am | View Website
  • 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 ...
    10/29/2014 - 2:06 pm | View Website
  • 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 ...
    10/29/2014 - 4:26 am | View Website
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