Death Toll On U.S. Highways At Near-Record Level

The increased carnage, especially among motorcyclists, may reflect more relaxed traffic laws.
August 23, 2006, 1pm PDT | davarnado
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"More attention should be placed on traffic issues," according to safety groups. "A single airplane crash could lead to public outcries while more than 40,000 deaths on the roads fail to generate much response."

"Countermeasures we are pursuing may be good, but they’re not enough,” said Jacqueline Gillan, vice president of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety.

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Published on Monday, August 21, 2006 in MSNBC & Associated Press
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