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Death toll on roads lower this Thanksgiving

Posted November 29, 2010

One fewer person died on North Carolina roads during the 2010 Thanksgiving travel season compared to the year before, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

In all 11 fatalities were recorded on state highways between Wednesday and Monday, said Sgt. Jeff Gordon, spokesman for the patrol.

In 2009, the state saw 12 traffic deaths during that same period. Two years ago, there were more than double that number.

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  • rroutput Nov 29, 2010

    More time wasting articles. Anyone who knows the first thing about statistics will tell you it is insignificant to cite a decrease from 12 to 11 deaths. It's wonderful that one less person died, but the numbers are too small to draw any meaningful conclusions from the data. The biggest problem with metrics, statistics and such is that most people don't know how to analyze them.

  • dwr1964 Nov 29, 2010

    Maybe having drug and alcohol checkpoints is working. Although some folks complain about their rights being violated with the cops using these checkpoints, look at the stats. Fewer people getting killed says something for them. Ya think?

  • wildcat Nov 29, 2010

    Thats a good thing. I hope Christmas will be like that too.