Increase in deaths in US
Traffic deaths in the United States reached their highest levels since 1990, the US government reported recently. The annual report found that motorcycle fatalities rose for the eighth straight year, growing 13 percent since 2004. The government said 4,553 motorcyclists died in 2005, compared with 4,028 in 2004. Nearly half of the people who died were not wearing helmets.
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