Wednesday, August 10, 2011

August 10, 2011

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration records going back to 1994, more Americans die in car crashes in August than at any other time of the year. Though the number of people killed in U.S. crashes in August 2009 dropped by almost 400 from 2008, 2,864 still died during the month. (The total for 2010 isn't yet available.)

In 2009, the agency says, an average of 93 people died each day in U.S. motor vehicle crashes -- an average of one death every 16 minutes. And according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, from 2005 to 2009, seven of the 25 deadliest days overall occurred in August.

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Carbon Monoxide Scare Sends Woman to Hospital By Tim Jensen
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