House bill regulating kids on motorbikes passes 2nd reading
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December 31, 2011 07:53 PM Singapore 2011 economic growth slows to 4.8 pct     |     December 31, 2011 07:12 PM

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SC traffic fatalities rise in 2011
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Traffic fatalities on South Carolina roads in 2011 will increase over 2010, the result of a spike in motorcycle and pedestrian deaths. But motor vehicle occupant deaths are down so far this year to 560, compared with 592 at the same time last year, according to the Department of Public Safety’s Office of Highway Safety. Total numbers as of midnight Wednesday, with three days to go in 2011:

811 overall fatalities, compared with 803 in 2010 102 motorcycle fatalities, compared with 82 in 2010 110 pedestrian deaths, compared with 89 in 2010 Behind each number is a person. One pedestrian killed was Lisa Pierce, 48. On Dec. 19, she was struck while crossing St. Andrews Road about 9:20 p.m. in Lexington County. Like Pierce, a majority of pedestrians who die on S.C. roads are struck at night and either are wearing dark clothing or have been drinking so much it impairs their judgment, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. Pierce’s alcohol blood level was found to be .21 — enough…………… continues on CharlotteObserver.com

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