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Editorial: State is saving lives on roadways

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Minnesota traffic deaths are headed downward, which is good, recently hitting the lowest traffic death toll in 63 years.

In 2008, Minnesota had 455 traffic deaths, which is 11 percent below the 2007 total of 510 deaths. This follows a national decline with 9.7 percent fewer traffic fatalities in 2008, compared to 2007.

It is due to a number of factors.

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