National Safety Council Predicts Labor Day Road Deaths

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Aug 26, 2014
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<p><em><strong>File</strong><strong> Phot</strong><strong>o</strong></em></p> National Safety Council Predicts Labor Day Road Deaths

Nearly 400 people will be killed in vehicle crashes and another 42,300 will be injured, according to the National Safety Council.



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Fleet Toll Management Program Launched for U.S. to Canada Bridges

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Video: Honda Fit Named Top Safety Pick

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CEI Sales Manager Talks Driver Safety

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