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November 22, 2017

Highway Deaths Responsible for Rise in Transportation Fatalities

The National Transportation Safety Board has released data showing that 2,030 more people died in transportation accidents in 2016 than in 2015, with highway deaths accounting for 95% of all transportation fatalities.

November 17, 2017

Thanksgiving Road Deaths Expected to Rise

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.

October 10, 2017

U.S. Road Deaths Rise 5.6% in 2016

Speeding, alcohol impairment and failure to buckle up contribute to the disturbing trend, according to newly released data from NHTSA.

August 29, 2017

Marijuana-Linked Road Deaths Up in Colorado

In 2016, Colorado drivers in fatal crashes tested positive for marijuana 20% of the time. The state voted to legalize recreational use of the drug in late 2012.  

August 27, 2017

Ways to Reduce Bicycle-Vehicle Crashes Studied

The Governors Highway Safety Association recommends 30 different actions that states can take to combat the growing problem.

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 11, 2017

Report Lists Safest and Deadliest Counties for Driving

A report from the Auto Insurance Center lists the safest and most deadly counties for driving, based on federal road fatality data from the past 20 years.

August 4, 2017

More Driver Deaths Tied to Opioids

The prevalence of prescription opioid use has led to a rise in opioid-linked driver fatalities, a new study from Columbia University finds.

July 26, 2017

Speeding Fuels Deadly Crashes

From 2005 through 2014, crashes involving a speeding passenger vehicle resulted in 112,580 fatalities in the U.S. Nearly the same number of people -- 112,948 -- died in alcohol-involved crashes during the same period, according to research from the National Transportation Safety Board. Video courtesy of CBS This Morning. Click here for the full story.

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 21, 2017

Driver in Tesla Autopilot Crash Ignored Vehicle Warnings

Newly released NTSB reports reveal more details about the May 2016 fatal collision that involved a Tesla Model S in Autopilot mode and a tractor-trailer truck in Florida.

June 14, 2017

Which Weekday Has the Fewest Road Deaths?

Data from the National Vital Statistics System reveals which day of the week sees the fewest number of crash fatalities.

May 25, 2017

These 11 Vehicles Had No Driver Deaths

A new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety lists 11 2014 models that recorded zero driver deaths.

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.

May 5, 2017

NHTSA Offers July 4 Safe Driving Materials to Companies

Companies can take advantage of free marketing materials warning about the dangers of drinking and driving over the upcoming Independence Day holiday.

May 5, 2017

AAA Pushes for Life-Saving Road Improvements

A new report concludes that a $146 billion investment in road infrastructure could potentially save 63,700 lives over a 20-year period.

April 20, 2017

Most Dangerous, Safest Highways Ranked

The 545-mile U.S. Highway 1 that runs from southern Georgia to Key West, Fla., has been deemed the most dangerous highway in the U.S. because it has the highest fatal crash rate, according to Geotab.

April 14, 2017

Slow Progress in Curbing Pedestrian Intoxication

New IIHS research highlights the need for greater public awareness about the impact that drunken pedestrians and bicyclists have on road fatality numbers.

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