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Two-Lane Roundabouts Cut Crashes 9% a Year

The number of crashes at two-lane roundabouts decreased on average 9% per year of their existence in the roadway, according to a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

NTSB Ends Investigation into Driverless Shuttle Accident

A unique case of miscommunication between a truck driver and a self-driving vehicle that led to a minor accident in Las Vegas may give us a glimpse into a future where autonomous vehicles and human driven vehicles share the road.

Pedestrian Death Toll Highest in 30 Years

An estimated 6,227 pedestrians lost their lives on U.S. roads in 2018, which was a 4% increase over 2017 and the highest number of pedestrian fatalities in nearly three decades.

Hyundai to Offer Air-Bag System for Multiple Collisions

Because 30% of accidents involve a secondary impact, Hyundai Motor Group is developing a first-of-its-kind air-bag system designed to improve driver and passenger safety and reduce injuries in accidents with two or more collisions.

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.

Road Deaths Fall 19% in Maine

Traffic fatalities in Maine decreased 19% to 140 deaths in 2018 compared with 173 in 2017, which is among the lowest on record in 60 years.