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Road Fatality Rates Jump 36.6% in April

Road Fatality Rates Jump 36.6% in April

Estimates show a year-over-year 36.6% jump in fatality rates per miles driven in April, in spite of an 18% drop in the total number of roadway deaths compared to April 2019.

June 29, 2020

Road Fatalities Up in March Despite Drop in Miles Driven, NSC Study Finds
Vehicle Crashes Remain Leading Employee Death Cause

Vehicle Crashes Remain Leading Employee Death Cause

Motor vehicle crashes and falls remained the leading causes of preventable death on the job in 2018, as preventable and unintentional workplace deaths continue their rise in recent years, according to data from the U.S. Department of Labor.

December 24, 2019

Labor Day Road Deaths to Fall From Year Ago

Labor Day Road Deaths to Fall From Year Ago

Approximately 398 people could lose their lives and another 45,300 could suffer serious injuries on roadways over the Labor Day weekend, according to the National Safety Council's estimate, which is the lowest it has issued for the three-day holiday period since 2015.

August 27, 2019

Fleet Drivers Should More Cautious as the Academic Year Begins
Crashes Rank as Second-Leading Cause of Preventable Deaths
National Safety Council Predicts Fourth of July Road Deaths
Roadway Fatalities Remained Steady in 2018

Roadway Fatalities Remained Steady in 2018

Roadway fatalities in the U.S. dipped slightly in 2018 to approximately 40,000, representing just a 1% decrease from 2017 and 2016, when 40,231 and 40,327 people were killed in motor vehicles crashes, respectively.

February 13, 2019

Crashes No Longer Leading Cause of Accidental Death

Crashes No Longer Leading Cause of Accidental Death

For the first time in the U.S., the odds of dying in a motor vehicle crash (one in 103) have been surpassed by the chance of dying accidentally from an opioid overdose, which have risen to one in 96, according to new data from the National Safety Council.

January 15, 2019

Holiday Road Fatalities Expected to Sharply Increase

Holiday Road Fatalities Expected to Sharply Increase

The number of people who will lose their lives in roadway crashes during this year's holiday period is expected to increase significantly from a year ago, according to estimates provided by the National Safety Council.

December 18, 2018

LeasePlan USA Joins Road to Zero Coalition

LeasePlan USA Joins Road to Zero Coalition

LeasePlan USA has joined the Road to Zero safety coalition and released three new safety programs, the Alpharetta, Ga.-based fleet management company has announced.

December 5, 2018

Speeding Declines After Boston Reduces Limit

Speeding Declines After Boston Reduces Limit

Speeding declined significantly in Boston, after the city lowered the limit to 25 miles per hour from 30 mph, according to new analysis from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released today.

August 28, 2018

2018 Road Deaths to Reach 40,000 for Third Straight Year
How Traction Control Works

How Traction Control Works

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.

December 11, 2017

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