U.S. highway deaths hit highest level since 1990


DETROIT, April 23 (Reuters) - Alcohol abuse and a widespread failure to use seat belts helped push the U.S. highway accident death toll to its highest level in more than a decade last year, federal safety regulators said on Wednesday. Nearly a quarter of the 42,850 fatalities on America's roadways, or 10,626, occurred in rollover crashes involving highly popular sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a report. It said the ...

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