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Georgia State Patrol Reports 12 Deadly Wrecks Over Holiday Weekend

The Georgia State Patrol says 12 people have been killed in auto accidents since the Thanksgiving holiday travel period began Wednesday evening. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that 13 people were killed in car crashes during the same period last year. …

Safety Must Become a Priority in the Oil Patch

Emergency medical crews in North Dakota’s Oil Patch describe the challenges they face as “crazy” or “overwhelming” and “like a war zone.” Those descriptions, from reports compiled by state emergency medical services officials, document an exploding demand for services triggered …

Fatal Train Accidents Traumatic for Engineers

Train engineer William Smith screamed like crazy for the young woman to move as she walked along the railroad tracks with her back to his approaching locomotive. And for a split second, he envisioned himself swooping down in superhero fashion …

Fewer Road Fatalities Reported in Oklahoma Last Month

There were fewer highway fatalities in September than there were during the same month last year. The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety reports there were 46 fatal accidents last month, a decrease of 11 from September 2010. Of the fatal …

Roundabouts Increasing Around Middle Tennessee

Circular intersections are becoming more common in Middle Tennessee as statistics show they decrease accidents and traffic congestion. Middle Tennessee State University is working on the second of three roundabouts, and Belmont University has one planned. The city of Nashville …

Plan: Dozens of Hawaii Roads Danger to Pedestrians

A state transportation draft master plan identifies dozens of areas across Hawaii that are dangerous for pedestrians. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Tuesday 13 of those “areas of concern” are on Oahu, while 18 are on neighbor islands. One of those …

2 West Virginia Mines Risk Becoming Pattern Violators

Two West Virginia coal mines have been warned they could be labeled pattern violators for failing to report accidents. The Mine Safety and Health Administration cited Inman Energy’s Randolph Mine and Independence Coal Co.’s Justice No. 1 Mine. Both Boone …

Are Bounce Houses Too Difficult a Risk?

In the last two months alone the media has reported at least 10 bounce house or inflatable amusement rides nationwide that were toppled by wind or collapsed under weight of too many kids. The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission continues …

Utah Report: 1800 Injuries Each Year Due to Off-road Accidents

An average of 14 people die and 1,800 people are injured in Utah every year riding motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles. The Deseret News of Salt Lake City says a report from the Utah Department of Health shows a third …

Gainesville, Fla. Officials: Quit Stealing Stop Signs

Officials in Gainesville have a message for residents and visitors. Please stop stealing stop signs. Since Jan. 1, the city has replaced 52 stops signs taken from 14 locations around the city. Officials say one location has been hit four …