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August 15, 2017

Road Fatalities Fall 1% in First Half of 2017

But the estimated deaths for the first six months of 2017 are still 8% higher compared to 2015 numbers for the same period, according to the National Safety Council.

August 1, 2017

States Urged to Update Crash Reporting Rules

The Governors Highway Safety Association and NHTSA release new guidelines for the collection of motor vehicle crash data.

July 28, 2017

Cause and Effect of Fatigue

Fatigue decreases mental capacity and increases safety risks, particularly while driving. More than 16% of fatal crashes involve a drowsy driver. Video courtesy of the National Safety Council. To learn about a new NSC study on employee fatigue, click here.

July 28, 2017

43% of Americans Admit to Risk-Raising Fatigue

A new National Safety Council Study also finds that 97% of Americans acknowledge having at least one of the nine main risk factors for fatigue.

July 24, 2017

The Safety Council's Musical Message

With this new music video, the National Safety Council puts a different spin on the fight to end distracted driving in all its forms. Video courtesy of the National Safety Council.

June 29, 2017

July 4 Remains Deadliest Driving Day

A new study concludes that Independence Day is the most dangerous day of the year to drive, with an average fatal crash rate of 14.9 per billion miles driven.

June 27, 2017

Safety Council Grades States on Safety Policies

In the category of road safety, the top five performers are Illinois, Louisiana, Washington D.C., Delaware and Maine.

June 27, 2017

Safety Council's State of Safety Report

The National Safety Council has released a report that grades individual states on their efforts to prevent injury and death. No state received an overall A grade. For the full story, which zeroes in on road safety in particular, click here. Video courtesy of the National Safety Council.

June 22, 2017

Safety Council Campaign Spotlights Vehicle Recalls

A new public awareness campaign from the National Safety Council and FCA US seeks to improve completion rates for vehicle safety recalls.

June 12, 2017

Azuga Names Safe Driving Award Recipients

In preparation for National Safety Month, Azuga, a global provider of connected vehicle and fleet technologies, announced its first Safe Driving Award recipients of 2017.

May 19, 2017

Memorial Holiday Road Deaths to Rise 12%

The National Safety Council estimates more than 400 people might die in vehicle crashes during the upcoming Memorial Day holiday period -– a 12% jump from recent years.

May 16, 2017

Crashes Account for 41% of Work-Related Accidental Deaths

Overall, the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. is poisonings -- including drug overdoses -- according to a new report from the National Safety Council.

May 16, 2017

Top Causes of Preventable Deaths

Poisonings, including unintentional prescription drug overdoses, are the leading cause of accidental deaths in the U.S., according to a new report from the National Safety Council. Video courtesy of the National Safety Council. For the full story, click here.

April 25, 2017

Skimpy Crash Reports Hindering Prevention Efforts

A National Safety Council review of state motor vehicle crash report forms reveals their shortcomings in collecting critical data needed for crash prevention efforts.

April 4, 2017

Survey Underscores Driver Naiveté About Distraction

The new poll from the National Safety Council reveals that 47% of drivers believe it’s safe to send a text either manually or via voice-recognition systems.

April 3, 2017

Safety Tip: Staying Focused on the Road

The National Safety Council has designated April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Here are some tips from AAA to help drivers avoid distraction and stay focused on the road.

April 3, 2017

Why a Driver Phone Ban Is Crucial

Employers that lack an enforced ban on driver cell phone use are putting themselves at great financial risk, according to the National Safety Council. Video courtesy of the National Safety Council. For distracted driving prevention tips, click here.

April 1, 2017

The Importance of Banning Phone Use in Your Fleet

Despite varying state laws, fleet drivers should consider the dangers of using a cellphone while driving. Drivers who use a cellphone while driving are just as likely to crash as someone with a blood alcohol concentration of .08%.

March 30, 2017

2016 Pedestrian Deaths Projected to Shatter Records

Preliminary estimates released by the Governors Highway Safety Association indicate an 11% surge in pedestrian road fatalities last year compared to 2015.

March 28, 2017

New Mobile App Explains Auto Safety Tech

The National Safety Council partners with the University of Iowa on a phone app aimed at bolstering use of features such as lane departure warning and backup cameras.

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