The National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. (NHTSA) says the number of fatalities on U.S. highways fell last year to the lowest point ever recorded and the decrease marked the sharpest decline in deaths in 15 years. However, NHTSA also says troubling trends continue in motorcycle and alcohol-related crashes. Motorcycle crashes rose 5.1% and alcohol-related crashes inched up slightly. Last year, a total of 42,642 people died in traffic crashes, compared with 43,510 in 2005. The decline ...

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