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Traffic Deaths Rise 14 Percent

Nearly 19,000 people died in traffic collisions in the U.S. during the first six months of this year, according to the National Safety Council.

Crash Fatalities Per Mile Fall to Record Low

The National Safety Council’s estimated annual mileage death rate for 2014 sank to 1.18 deaths per 100 million miles traveled, matching the council’s lowest preliminary estimate on record.

NTSB: 'Slight' Drop in Highway Deaths

The drop in highway fatalities included fewer deaths assigned to NTSB’s medium-and-heavy trucks and light-trucks-and-vans as well as less passenger-car fatalities, but deaths attributed to buses rose sharply.

U.S. Road Deaths Fall 4.2% In 2013

U.S. traffic deaths fell 4.2 percent in the first six months of 2013, according to preliminary data released Wednesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Report: Road Fatalities Up 8% Thus Far in 2012

ANN ARBOR, MI — Traffic deaths have fallen dramatically since 2005, but estimates for 2012 suggest that the trend may be ending, according to a University of Michigan researcher in a new report.