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New Hampshire Governor Requests Disaster Assistance for March Storm

New Hampshire Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has requested that President Donald Trump issue a major disaster declaration and provide federal emergency assistance for the blizzard and severe winter storm that happened in mid-March. Sununu said that eight of the state’s …

Wyoming Traffic Fatalities Dropping

The Wyoming Highway Patrol says fewer people died in traffic accidents across the state last year than in 2012. The Powell Tribune reported 87 people were killed in the state in 2013, 34 fewer than the year before and the …

Report: Traffic Accidents, Fatal Fires Down in New York City

New York City’s annual report card says the number of residents killed in traffic accidents plunged considerably over the last year. Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s management report said on Sept. 20 that in the fiscal year ending in June, 261 people …

Study: 3 New Jersey Roads Most Dangerous for Pedestrians

A new study awards a dubious distinction to three New Jersey roadways. The Tri-State Transportation Campaign finds that from 2009 to 2011, Route 130 in Burlington County, the Blackhorse Pike in Atlantic County and Route 1 in Middlesex County were …

Maine Regulator Highlights New App That Helps Motorists in Accidents

Maine’s top insurance regulator is highlighting a new mobile application that can help motorists take the guesswork out of auto accidents. Maine Insurance Superintendent Eric Cioppa said this week that a new “WreckCheck” mobile application from the National Association of …

Stoned Driving Epidemic In Colorado, Washington Puts Wrinkle In Pot Debate

Angeline Chilton says she can’t drive unless she smokes pot. The suburban Denver woman uses medical marijuana to ease multiple sclerosis symptoms and says she’d never get behind the wheel right after smoking. But her case underscores a problem that …

Report: Fewer Traffic Deaths in Nevada In 2011

Despite a slight increase in pedestrian deaths, the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety says the number of people killed in traffic accidents in Nevada plunged in 2011 and will end the year at slightly more than half of the record …

Vehicle Accidents on the Rise in North Dakota Oil Boom Town

Authorities in the city that serves as the hub for North Dakota’s oil activity say vehicle accidents are on the rise. Statistics released by police in Williston show there were nearly twice as many accidents reported in October 2011 as …

Fans of Winning Teams in More Deadly Crashes After Big Games

There may be more on the line in major sporting events than many sports fans think. Closely contested major sporting events are followed by a significant increase in traffic fatalities for fans of the winning team, according to new research …