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Men more likely to die driving than women

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Men are more likely to be killed while driving than women, a new U.S study shows.

The study, done by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), shows that twice as many men than women were killed while driving in 2012 in the U.S. (23,808 men compared to 9,733 women). The study reveals that this disparity is mostly due in part to the fact that they cover more miles each year.

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Truck driver charged with careless driving after Highway 401 rollover

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Police have charged a 21-year-old truck driver with careless driving after dangerously rolling his tractor-trailer off a ramp and onto the Highway 401.

The crash, captured by a nearby vehicles dash-cam, shows the tractor-trailer moving southbound on the 404 towards the on-ramp to the westbound 401 before plunging onto the westbound lanes of the 401. The rig miraculously lands in an unoccupied space of the busy highway, ultimately striking two other vehicles before coming to a halt.

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Drivers know risks, but continue to drive dangerously

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By now we all recognize the risks of dangerous and distracted driving, but a recent study from AAA suggests we still do it anyway.

The research reveals we don’t believe bad things can happen to us, despite the fact that one in three has a loved one who has been hurt or killed in a crash.

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Woman killed in Jeep show stunt in Edmonton

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Melinda green, a 20 year old woman was killed on Saturday in Edmonton, Alberta when a stunt at a Jeep fundraising show went terribly wrong.

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Quebec resident sentenced for fatal high speed car crash

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A 20 year old Quebec resident, Kevin Dussault, will serve 21 months in provincial prison in addition to a two year driver’s license suspension for a fatal car crash that killed 16 year old Alex Breton almost two years ago.

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Toronto speed traps called out

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If you find yourself in the Greater Toronto Area anytime soon, you may want to slow down a bit.

According to the Toronto Star, speed limits in the Toronto area are set 10 to 15 kilometers slower then they should be. As a result, drivers keeping up with the flow of traffic are becoming easy targets for cops hiding out with trigger happy radar guns.

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