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New Law Drops Construction Site Speed Limits

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Road construction season is underway in Minnesota.

For many drivers, work zones are nothing more than the obstacle that slows them down on the way to their destination. 609 more words


Death toll climbs to 7 for Memorial Day weekend drivers

NEW YORK (PIX11) – A total of at least 7 people have have died during the holiday weekend in traffic accidents reported in Harlem and New Jersey. 366 more words


Almost 400 traffic fatalities expected during Memorial Day weekend

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Holidays are prime time for travel, but they’re also the deadliest. In Kansas, five people died in car crashes on Saturday, May 23 alone this Memorial Day weekend. 311 more words


GSP identifies five killed in I-16 crash

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) – Georgia authorities have released the names of five people killed in a fiery interstate crash with a tractor-trailer a few miles west of Savannah. 120 more words

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Truck Drivers: Fatigue and Sleep Deprivation are Deadly

Another month and another senseless tragedy on I-16 in Georgia. The AJC reports five people have died because a truck driver, “smashed into two cars and burst into flames on a busy interstate in Georgia.”  http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/5-dead-another-crash-interstate-near-savannah/nmKhF/  “It’s too early to tell, but early indications are the driver may have fallen asleep,” said Revenew, whose officers are helping the Georgia State Patrol investigate the crash. 375 more words

Latest update on I-16 accident with fatalities

POOLER, Ga. (WJCL) — Officials are using a three-dimensional laser scanner to recreate an accident on I-16 near Pooler for investigation purposes.

Savannah Metro says eastbound lanes entering Pooler near I-95 are closed and traffic is being rerouted onto Pooler Parkway. 26 more words

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New study ranks Connecticut #1 for rural road fatalities

(WTNH) — A startling new report has been released on the number of people being killed in accidents on rural roads in Connecticut.

According to a new study by the non-profit group TRIP, Connecticut has the highest fatality rate on rural roads of any state in the nation. 91 more words