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Highway deaths fall in 2009

WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- The Transportation Department says U.S. highway deaths are at their lowest since 1954.

In 2009 traffic deaths declined nearly 9 percent to under 34,000.

Safety experts say the decline is due to the increased use of seat belts, less driving under intoxication, and more enforcement.

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