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Top 10 Deadliest States for Pedestrians

Walkers, beware

(Newser) - If you would rather not get plowed into by a car during your evening stroll, Minnesota might be a better place to settle down than New Mexico. That's according to recent stats compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which examined traffic accident data to see which states... More »

Road Deaths Are the New Global Health Crisis

Bring attention to this pandemic: John D. Sutter

(Newser) - It's time we did something about a scary pandemic: road deaths, writes John D. Sutter for CNN . You may not think of such deaths as a global "public health crisis," but that's exactly what they are. We continue to build more roads and put more cars... More »

Gun Deaths Will Exceed Traffic Deaths in US by 2015

And in 10 states, they already do

(Newser) - A disturbing new study by Bloomberg finds that by 2015, the number of people killed by guns in the US will likely surpass the number of people killed in traffic accidents. It would be a first. Vehicle deaths are on the decline (down 22% between 2005 and 2010), but gun... More »

Fatal Crashes Spike Near Tax Day

Stress can lead to traffic accidents: researchers

(Newser) - As if Tax Day isn't depressing enough, it turns out you're also more likely to die in a traffic accident on or around April 15. Between 1980 and 2009, traffic accident deaths were an average of 6% higher on tax filing day than they were on a day... More »

10 Most Dangerous Cars Ever

Smart car? Maybe not so smart

(Newser) - Some of us lovingly referred to our first car variously as "the jalopy," "the tin can on wheels," or "the death trap." And some of us were right. Here, as per Autoshippers, are the most dangerous cars of all time:
  • 1967-1971 Ford Pinto: Had
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Invasion of the Buddhist Body Snatchers Hits Bangkok

(Newser) - In the chaotic traffic of Bangkok, the first to arrive on the scene of an accident is often not an ambulance but a Toyota pickup packed with volunteers in blue jumpsuits. These are the controversial workers of the Por Tek Tung Foundation, who haul the injured to hospitals and the... More »

Abbey Road Crosswalk May Hit the Road

(Newser) - The Abbey Road crosswalk made famous by the Beatles' album cover may be eliminated because hordes of fans are making it unsafe, say legislators. Accidents at the London intersection have climbed as an increasing number of fans pose on the striped crosswalk for photos, reports the Telegraph. “Maybe it... More »

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