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Traffic Deaths

(CNN) -

Fewer Americans are dying in car accidents.

The Department of Transportation agency says nearly 33-thousand people died on our nation's roadways last year.

And while the number of deaths is still high, it's the lowest it's been since 1949.

The DOT says the drop comes despite the fact that Americans drove more in 2010 than they did the year before.

The report did show a slight increase in the number of people hurt in traffic accidents last year.  

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