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Traffic Fatalities Down From 2012

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2013 was a better year as far as traffic fatalities in the state, when compared to 2012.  Last year 149 people died on the roads, which is 21 fewer people than in 2012. And nearly 40 percent of those fatalities were alcohol related. Sgt. Tom Iverson with the North Dakota Highway Patrol says while they like to see the numbers go down, it is still too many fatalities.

"When you start looking at your alcohol related fatal crashes and also the ones where they're not wearing their seatbelts, right away those two things right there can be prevented on some of those fatal crashes. So those numbers we would like to see those going down and when our alcohol related ones are up around the 45 percent mark, that is just a little bit too high," says Iverson.

He added that it is still too early to tell what effect the new DUI legislation had on alcohol related accidents.

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