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February 15, 2018

Vehicle Fatality Data Causes Concern

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.

January 24, 2018

Utah's Anti-Distracted Driving Campaign

The Utah Department of Transportation released new statistics on 2017 road deaths and launched a new plan to crack down on distracted driving. Video courtesy of News4Utah/Good4Utah.com.

December 29, 2017

Transportation Accidents Most Common Work Fatality

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

National Safety Council Predicts Holiday Road Deaths

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 14, 2017

New Safety Research to Focus on Driver Behavior

The Governors Highway Safety Association is teaming with the Transportation Research Board to find new ways to prevent traffic deaths and injuries.

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.

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