Series Overview: How Safe Are Our Roads?

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The Deadliest Roads Are Rural

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Justin Peacock (left) helps fellow Gators fan Mike Starling drink the "World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail" during tailgating activities at a recent University of Florida game. The parties outside stadiums are under fire amid growing concerns about underage drinking, drunken driving and other risky behaviors. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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Reining In Tailgate Parties A Challenge For Colleges

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A driver uses a cell phone in Freeport, Maine, in September. Maine and more than a dozen other states have implemented laws to curb distracted driving practices such as texting or talking on cell phones while operating a car. Robert F. Bukaty/AP hide caption

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Waging War On Distracted Driving

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Personal Rapid Transit: Future Or Elevated Fantasy?

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Automakers Help Aging Drivers Travel More Safely

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How To Make Trucks Safer On Highways

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Basil Rynestead, 17, sits in the driver's seat of his Toyota pickup truck. New federal government numbers confirm that male drivers are still having twice as many fatal crashes as females. And the boys are more likely than the girls to have been speeding or drinking. Sarah Nathan/NPR hide caption

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Teenage Boys More Likely To Be In Fatal Car Crashes

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Why You're Not The Great Driver You Think You Are

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Safe Driving For Seniors: Officials Get Creative

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What Would You Give Up For Safer Roads?

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Critics Say Roads Safer, But Danger Still Lurks

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Golden State Highways Are A California Nightmare

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States Want To Keep Illegal Immigrants Off The Road

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Congress' Safety Agenda Faces Obstacles

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A dummy is used in a demonstration test of seat-back head restraints at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Brian Naylor/NPR hide caption

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How Crash Tests Help Bring Traffic Deaths Down

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