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Highway Safety / Traffic Fatalities #968147

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 11, 2010
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(Studio: Katie Couric) NHTSA statistics showing a drop in traffic deaths cited.

(Chicago: Dean Reynolds) The decline in traffic fatalities examined; details given about safer highways and cars, the cultural shift against drinking and driving, and new technology that may cause distractions; statistics cited; map shown of states with texting bans. [Transportation Secretary Ray LaHOOD†- says it’s good news for the driving public.] [“Consumer Reports” Jonathan LINKOV†- says the days of “one for the road” have passed.] The impact of higher gas prices leading to fewer people on the roads discussed.

Couric, Katie;
Reynolds, Dean

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