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Roadway Fatalities Down 2% in 2019

An estimated 38,800 people were killed in automotive collisions in 2019, which translates into a 2% decline as compared with the 39,404 fatalities in 2018.

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.

Holiday Roadway Fatalities Expected to Decline

An estimated 278 people could lose their lives in traffic collisions on Christmas Day and New Year's Day — a significant decrease from the estimated 860 for Christmas 2018 and New Year’s 2019, according to the National Safety Council.

National Safety Council Predicts Thanksgiving Road Deaths

As many as 417 people could lose their lives in motor vehicle collisions this Thanksgiving Day holiday compared to an estimated 433 a year ago, which represents a 4% drop in the fatality estimate, according to the National Safety Council.

Groups Come Together on Safety Tech Naming

Four organizations – AAA, Consumer Reports, J.D. Power, and the National Safety Council – have come together to adopt standardized naming for advanced driver assistance technology in an effort to reduce confusion.

Railroad Crossing Road Safety

Fleet managers should remind their drivers to be cautious when driving over railroad crossings. Most fatalities involving trains are preventable and involve lapses of judgment.