Sep 21, 2010

Report pans Maryland’s roads

State officials praise Maryland’s superior highway system, but the Reason Foundation just ranked it as one of the nation’s worst. According to the libertarian policy group’s annual highway report, released this month, Maryland’s roads come in 43rd place — followed only by Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Hawaii, California Alaska and Rhode Island. But state […]

Sep 9, 2010

Highway deaths fall to lowest level since 1950

WASHINGTON — Traffic deaths have plummeted across the United States to levels not seen in more than a half-century, spurred by technology, safety-conscious drivers and tougher enforcement of drunken driving laws. The Transportation Department said Thursday that traffic deaths fell 9.7 percent in 2009 to 33,808, the lowest number since 1950. In 2008, an estimated […]

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