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Deaths on United States roads fell slightly from 41,821 in 2000 to 41,730 in 2001, the National Transportation Safety Board has revealed. Road deaths account for about 94% of all transportation deaths in the US, which last year increased 0.6% to 44,461. Air fatalities rose from 779 to 1,162 in 2001, largely as a result of the deaths resulting from the terrorist hijackings on 11 September.

The Annual General Meeting of the Institution of Civil Engineers will be held at the ICE on Tuesday, starting at 5.30pm. The meeting will receive the consolidated financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2001, which includes the report of the trustees and the auditor's report. If you wish to attend please contact the Council Office on (020) 7665 2077.

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