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NC traffic-related fatalities have decreased over the past year

North Carolina roads and highways are getting safer. Tuesday, State Transportation Secretary Gene Conti announced that traffic-related fatalities in North Carolina have significantly decreased over the past year. From 2007 to 2008, traffic-related fatalities decreased 17 percent from 1,705 to 1,406; alcohol-related fatalities decreased 19.8 percent from 489 to 392; and motorcycle fatalities declined 26 percent from 192 to 142. One possible reason for the decline? Fewer people on the roads after the spike in gas prices over the summer.

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"Traffic-related fatalities"..... Maybe, but there are still plenty of traffic accidents in Wilmington to go around. Where's the big CAMPAIGN made several weeks ago from the Chief of Police to stop traffic offenders? I still see it going on every day with no cops around to see what's really happening on (i.e.) College Rd./Market St./Oleander Dr. Keep on believing their hog wash people about more patrolling to bust offenders.