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Highway Fatalities Climb 8.1% in 2015, Likely Driven by Lower Fuel Prices

The death toll on U.S. highways rose 8.1 percent in the first half of 2015 as low fuel prices contributed to a jump in miles driven by Americans, according to new figures from the Transportation Department. The preliminary figures represent …

Statistics Show New York 7th in Highway Fatalities

Federal data show New York ranked seventh among states with 1,168 highway deaths in 2012. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration reports 33,561 road deaths that year nationally, up 3 percent from 2011. New York showed no percentage increase. …

Louisiana Reported More Pedestrians, Bicyclist Deaths in 2012

Deaths involving pedestrians and bicyclists helped push the number of Louisiana highway deaths up last year, even as deaths of motor vehicles drivers decreased. Figures released Sunday by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission show highway deaths for 2012 totaled 722 …