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Why no one was sucked out of Southwest jet

The top of a Southwest Airlines passenger jet popped open at 36,000 feet, but no one was blown out through the hole. Why not?Full story

US traffic deaths dropped to new low last year

U.S. traffic deaths dropped by 3 percent to a record annual low of 32,788 for 2010 even as motorists drove more in an improving economy, projected government figures showed on Friday. Full story

Highway deaths lowest level since 1949

Highway deaths have plummeted to their lowest levels in more than 60 years, helped by more people wearing seat belts, better safety equipment in cars and efforts to curb drunken driving. Full story

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  Truck impaled on guardrail; driver survives

Adam Dangerfield, a 21-year-old college student at Brigham Young University, is lucky to be alive after falling asleep at the wheel and crashing into a highway guardrail. He speaks exclusively with TODAY about his horrific accident.

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This undated photo provided by AmSafe Inc.,shows the deployment of a seat belt airbag that is used in commercial aviation. The airbag belts are also used in smaller planes. An aviation expert says safety equipment like a seat belt airbag for airplanes is a tough sell in an industry that has a good