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86Driver's Education Helps Reduce Teen Crash Rates

AAA research finds modest gains, but knowledge rates still 'quite low'

At a time when fewer students are participating in driver's education, a new study reaffirms the value of such classes.

37Odds of dying in a traffic accident depend on which state you reside in

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 collectively navigating some of the deadliest roads in the United States.

91Tracy Morgan crash sparks another debate over tired truckers

Days Earlier, Congress Embraced Legislation That Weakens Rules

Days before Morgan's accident, the Senate approved legislation that would undo rules that mandated certain rest periods for truck drivers.

490Gun Deaths Will Exceed Traffic Fatalities By 2015, Study Says

It would mark 1st time in modern U.S. history that firearm deaths overtake auto-related ones

In three years, the number of deaths caused by guns in America is expected to exceed the number of traffic fatalities for the first time in modern U.S. history.

51NHTSA reports drug involvement in fatal crashes has risen

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.

52Virginia goes back-and-forth on new speeding countermeasure

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 make a smooth arc. It didn't always work out, and my friends would rib me mercilessly after trying to follow the crazy angular path we'd sprayed.

51US DOT report confirms speed not major cause of accidents

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 gathering at crash sites in order to establish a first-hand account of causation. What did they find? Among other things, that more drivers crashed as a result of crossing the center line (11%) than a

6Traffic fatalities drop as gas prices increase

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25Drive-in massage parlor open for stressed drivers

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.

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