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New Web site highlights unsafe roads

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ST. PAUL (AP) — The University of Minnesota is debuting a new online tool aimed at helping drivers across the country spot unsafe roads more quickly.

The University of Minnesota’s Center for Excellence in Rural Safety is unveiling a Web site called The site shows the location of every fatal American road accident in 2006.

Users can type in an address and discover every fatal accident within a few miles of it, or in a particular state or ZIP code.


The accident information comes from Federal Highway Administration public records.

For now, the site has data from only one year, but it plans to add more information each year.

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Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press,

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