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Texting Drivers, Speeders Blamed for I-10 Deaths

At least 22 people have died in traffic wrecks on Interstate 10 in southern Mississippi since 2009 – and authorities blame many of the accidents on distracted drivers and speeding. Eleven of the deaths occurred in 2010 and six people …

Traffic Fatalities Drop to Lowest Level in Recorded History

The number and rate of traffic fatalities in 2010 fell to the lowest levels since 1949, despite a significant increase in the number of miles Americans drove during the year, according to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. The National Highway …

Washington Traffic Fatalities Declining

Traffic fatalities in Washington continue their downward trend. The state Traffic Safety Commission announced Wednesday that there were 448 known traffic-related deaths in 2010, down 44 from the previous year. That represents a drop of more than 200 fatalities over …