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South Carolina DUI Campaign Going Through Labor Day

With the summer travel season winding down and with traffic deaths up across the state, South Carolina law enforcement agencies are gearing up their efforts to keep drunk drivers off the road. The Department of Public Safety says stepped-up enforcement …

North Dakota Tries to Stem Oil Region Traffic Deaths

Despite efforts to improve roads and safety enforcement, traffic fatalities in North Dakota’s drilling regions keep climbing while the rest of the state’s roads are getting safer. Traffic deaths in six western counties rose last year to 63, from 54 …

Traffic Deaths Continue to Rise in Minnesota

The number of people killed on Minnesota roadways is on the rise again. State officials say there have been 204 deaths already this year. And, if the current pace continues, it the number could surpass the 395 fatalities in 2012. …

Traffic Deaths Spike 13.5% in First Quarter

Traffic deaths soared 13.5 percent in the first quarter of the year compared to the same period last year, and the number of deaths per miles driven also rose significantly, according to preliminary government estimates. An estimated 7,630 people died …

Traffic Deaths At Record Low in U.S. in 2011

Traffic fatalities on U.S. roads in 2011 fell to their lowest level since federal safety regulators started counting in 1949, the regulators said on Monday. Preliminary data estimates that 32,310 people died in motor vehicle crashes last year, down 1.7 …

Nevada Traffic Deaths Jump in 1st Quarter Of 2012

The number of Nevada traffic deaths jumped by nearly 25 percent in the first quarter of 2012 when compared with the same period last year, according to figures from state public safety officials. From January through March, 57 people died …

Study: California Cell Phone Restrictions Reduce Deaths

A study from the University of California, Berkeley says a nearly 4-year-old ban on drivers using hand-held cellphones is saving lives. The study finds that overall traffic deaths dropped 22 percent in that time while deaths blamed on drivers using …