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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.

10 Ways to Minimize Distracted Driving

Known as ‘the new drunk driving,’ distracted driving claims thousands of lives each year. Here’s how work truck fleets deal with distracted driving temptations.

Headlight Repairs Bring Hefty Price Tags

Replacing a single front headlight on two-thirds of vehicles rated good by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) costs upwards of $1,000 — more than double the average insurance deductible of $500.

Advanced Safety Tech Could Reduce Fatalities by 29%

Approximately 40% of crashes, 37% of injuries and 29% of fatalities involving passenger vehicles could be avoided by equipping all cars, pickup trucks, vans, minivans, and sport utility vehicles with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), according to a recent analysis from the AAA Foundation.