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Fleet Crashes Flat Year Over Year

Despite being flat, crashes are still a problem for fleets, and data reported for the 2017 calendar-year has identified some of the biggest obstacles.

Red-Light-Running Fatalities Increase 17% in Four Years

As red light camera programs in communities across the nation have declined, deaths in red-light-running crashes increased from 696 in 2012 to 811 in 2016 — representing a 17% increase according to an Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) analysis.

Drugged Driving Fatalities Reach 10% in Neb.

Over the past few years, approximately 5% to 10% of automotive fatalities in Nebraska involved some sort of drug impairment, according to data provided by a state highway safety administrator.

Teen Driver Crash Deaths Rise 14% in Summer Months

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day of 2016, more than 1,050 people lost their lives in crashes involving teenage drivers. That translates into 10 fatalities each day — a 14% increase compared to the remainder of the year, according to the AAA Foundation.

Fatalities Increase with Vehicle Age, NHTSA Finds

The percentage of occupants fatally injured in a motor vehicle collision increased as the vehicle's age increased, according to new data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Pedestrian Fatalities Up 46% Over Eight Years

Nearly 6,000 pedestrians lost their lives in crashes in 2016, which equates to 16% of all crash fatalities. That's a 46% increase in pedestrian fatalities since reaching their lowest point in 2009, according to a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Vehicle Crashes Cause Most Workplace Fatalities

Transportation-related incidents ranked as the most common fatal event for workers in the U.S. in 2016, accounting for 2,083 deaths according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That number marks a slight increase over the 2,054 fatalities in 2015.