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    Study: Odds of dying in a traffic accident depend on which state you reside in
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    Motorists in Massachusetts and Washington DC can breathe easier on their afternoon commutes today. Their chances of dying in a traffic accident are the lowest in the nation. Drivers in West Virginia, South Carolina and North Dakota, on the other hand, may want to be especially vigilant. They're ...

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    Tracy Morgan crash sparks another debate over tired truckers
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    Days before Morgan's accident, the Senate approved legislation that would undo rules that mandated certain rest periods for truck drivers. In the wee hours of Saturday morning, a sleep-deprived Walmart truck driver didn't see that traffic ahead in the northbound lanes of the New Jersey ...

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    NHTSA reports drug involvement in fatal crashes has risen
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    The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has revealed that the number of fatal traffic incidents in which drugs were found to be present in the driver's system has increased over the past four years. In 2005, 15,363 drivers fatally injured during a traffic incident were tested ...

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    Study: Where does your city rank among the road-rageous?
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    Listen up, all you people in New York, Dallas, Detroit and Atlanta. Settle down. You, too, Minneapolis. There's no excuse for the kinds of things you're doing out there on the road. That's right, we saw you. Well, not us, but your fellow drivers who tattled on a new AutoVantage survey about road ...

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    Virginia goes back-and-forth on new speeding countermeasure
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    I once worked with the manic guy who would paint the lines on the streets of my small hometown. Our work was decidedly one-dimensional, despite his art degree, and our small painting rig was not meant for big striping jobs, especially curvy roads. To create a radius, we'd set up guide strings and ...

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    US DOT report confirms speed not major cause of accidents
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    Sometimes numbers lie. But we keep them around because they tell the truth more often than not. The NHTSA undertook a two-and-a-half year study that examined 5,471 injury accidents nationwide in order to figure out how accidents were being caused. Government researchers conducted their own evidence ...

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    Drive-in massage parlor open for stressed drivers
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    Yesterday the Malaysian government opened a drive-in massage parlor on the country's main highway, the North-South Highway. The facility offers massage chairs for patrons similar to those found in some malls in the U.S. Costs, if any, to use the chairs were not specified in the article.The ...

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