February 15, 2018
Motor vehicle accidents claimed 227 fewer lives in 2017 compared to the earlier year, which equates to a 0.5% decline to 40,100, the National Safety Council (NSC) has found. However, it would be a 6% increase from 2015.
December 29, 2017
Work deaths climbed 7% in 2016, and transportation incidents accounted for 40% of those fatalities, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
December 21, 2017
The National Safety Council estimates that more than 660 people could lose their lives on U.S. roads during the upcoming Christmas and New Year's holiday periods.
December 11, 2017
The National Safety Council explains the benefits of traction control and reveals the two driving situations when the feature should be turned off.
A vehicle's traction control system restricts wheel spin when accelerating on slippery surfaces. But there are two specific situations when traction control isn't advantageous and should be turned off. For the full safety tip, click here. Video courtesy of the National Safety Council.
November 17, 2017
The National Safety Council estimates that 421 people could lose their lives in car crashes during the upcoming holiday weekend — a 7% jump over the average.
November 13, 2017
The organization is accepting nominations for its Green Cross for Safety awards through Nov. 30.
August 15, 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
The Governors Highway Safety Association and NHTSA release new guidelines for the collection of motor vehicle crash data.
July 28, 2017
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.
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
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
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
In the category of road safety, the top five performers are Illinois, Louisiana, Washington D.C., Delaware and Maine.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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