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Firefighter Deaths Caused by Vehicle Collisions Rise: USFA

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) reported a total of 83 on-duty firefighter fatalities as a result of incidents that occurred in 2012, the same number of firefighter losses as in 2011. The 83 fatalities were spread across 34 states. Pennsylvania …

Another Grim Link Between Death and Taxes: Fatal Car Crashes

More than 200 years after Benjamin Franklin declared the only things certain in life are death and taxes, Canadian researchers have discovered a grimmer connection: U.S. auto fatalities spike on the deadline day for filing income tax returns. The number …

New Hampshire Fatal Accidents Drop in 2011

The number of fatal traffic accidents has dropped in New Hampshire. Department of Public Safety statistics show that 88 people were killed in crashes last year, down from 128 in 2010 and 110 in 2009. That’s 40 fewer people. WMUR-TV …

Survey Reveals Britain Motorists Fear Car Crime

Britain’s motorists are living in fear of having their car stolen or broken into according to a new poll, even though car crime numbers have fallen over the years. Admiral, a provider of motor insurance in the UK, commissioned YouGov …

On-Duty Firefighter Fatalities Decreased in 2011

There were 81 on-duty firefighter fatalities in the United States as a result of incidents that occurred in 2011, according to the United States Fire Administration (USFA), representing an almost seven percent decrease from the 87 fatalities reported for 2010. …

South Carolina Roadway Fatalities Up for First Time Since 2007

The number of people killed on South Carolina’s roadways has gone up for the first time since 2007. The state Department of Public Safety says that 810 people had been killed on state roads and highways as of Dec. 27. …

U.S. Police Fatalities Up 13 Percent in 2011

One Oregon police chief was killed when a man allegedly took the officer’s gun and shot him in the head. A policeman in Arizona was fatally shot when he went to a suburban Phoenix apartment complex to help a probation …

Traffic Fatalities in Georgia Continue to Decline

Federal and state authorities say Georgia highway fatalities dropped substantially last year for the fifth year in a row. Statistics finalized and published this month show a total of 1,244 people died on Georgia highways in 2010. That’s a decline …

West Virginia Workplace Deaths Double in 2010

Ninety-five workers were killed in on-the-job incidents in West Virginia in 2010, more than double the 41 workplace deaths that occurred the previous year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Tuesday. The preliminary 2010 total, which includes 29 coal …

Study: Red-Light Cameras Reducing Crashes in Texas

Red-light crashes fell 25 percent at hundreds of Texas intersections after traffic cameras were installed, researchers said Monday in what was called the first statewide study of its kind. The Texas Transportation Institute suggested its findings again showed the effectiveness …