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Highway Safety Campaign

Even though Mississippi's roads are nearly 40 percent safer, Highway officials say there are still too many people dying from car wrecks. Today, the Department of Transportation announced the kick off of a safety awareness campaign called, "Put the Brakes on Fatalities."

The state is joining the rest of the nation aiming for a day of ZERO traffic fatalities, that day is October 10th. Highway officials say the goal is realistic because Mississippi sees nearly 50 fatality free days per year. In 1999, nearly one thousand people died on Mississippi's roads. More than half were not wearing seat belts.

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