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Pedestrian Deaths Dropped In 2013: What Changed?

Pedestrian Deaths Dropped In 2013: What Changed?

Automotive fatalities have been on the decline in recent years, hovering near historic lows. However, some types of fatalities, like those of motorcyclists or those due to distracted driving have actually been on the rise. Thankfully, one of those types has begun to drop again. According to the... read more

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Best and worst drivers in America (study by CarInsuranceComparison.com)

Louisiana Drivers Are The Worst In America (Rest of The South Isn't So Hot, Either)

When Shakespeare wrote about Italians and Spaniards, he tended to make them a little crazy. Too much sun makes the blood boil, went the thinking at the time. Four-hundred... read more December 17, 2013 by 


 
Toy car accident

NHTSA: Traffic Fatalities Down 4.2% In The First Half Of 2013

Highway fatalities have been on the decline in the U.S., reaching an all-time low in 2011. Unfortunately, that trend reversed course last year: when all the dust from 2012... read more November 4, 2013 by 


 
mock DUI crash

Americans Worry Less About Dangerous Driving Habits As Fatalities Increase

For several years, traffic fatality rates in the U.S. have been falling, reaching historic lows. Though there's some disagreement about the reasons for the decline, most... read more August 23, 2013 by  2


 
Car crash

Grim Prediction: Nearly 400 U.S. Traffic Fatalities Over The Labor Day Weekend

Earlier this week, we told you that roadway traffic during the Labor Day weekend is expected to heavy -- as heavy as it was before the Great Recession. Today, a little more... read more August 22, 2013 by 


 
Pedestrians: Small children walking across an intersection

'Accident' Or 'Collision': Why Don't Drivers Get Jailed For Killing Pedestrians?

New York City is a tough nut to crack. Over 8,000,000 people inhabit its five boroughs, which means that living there is expensive, doing business there is risky, and staying... read more June 27, 2013 by  7


 
Memorial to motorcycle accident victim, Augusta Township, Michigan (photo by Dwight Burdette)

Motorcycle Helmet Law Repeal Could Cost Michigan Taxpayers Money

On April 12, 2012, Michigan's longstanding helmet law went down in flames. Many motorcyclists were happy to see it go, but others might not be singing the same tune, since... read more June 3, 2013 by  3


 
Full Auto Brake with Pedestrian Detection  -  2011 Volvo S60

Brake-Assist May Become Mandatory In Near Future

Generally speaking, America's roads are safer than ever. Traffic fatality rates have hit historic lows, and that's due in part to the vehicles we drive -- vehicles that may... read more May 17, 2013 by 


 
A MINI Cooper, stuffed with 28 agile women - image: MINI

Women Drivers Outnumber Men, But Men Have Higher Fatality Rate On The Road

In the early part of the 20th century, it was unusual to see women behind the wheel. But as viewers of Downton Abbey know, that began to change during World War I, when women... read more March 4, 2013 by  1


 
Car accident

U.S. Traffic Fatalities Rise For First Time Since 2005

Traffic fatalities have been on the decline for a number of years, thanks in part to safer cars, increased use of safety belts, and a reduction in the number of drunk... read more February 20, 2013 by  2


 
car crash at intersection after running red light

What Can Europe Teach The U.S. About Reducing Traffic Fatalities?

When it comes to traffic fatalities, there's good news and bad news: Good news: the U.S. fatality rate has reached an all-time low. Bad news: according to the National... read more January 24, 2013 by  2


 
Overweight driver buckling seatbelt

Fat & Fatalities: Obese Drivers 80% More Likely To Die In Car Crashes

A recent study led by Dr. Katherine M. Flegal at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made headlines by suggesting that overweight people may live longer than their... read more January 23, 2013 by  1


 
Full Auto Brake with Pedestrian Detection  -  2011 Volvo S60

As Pedestrians, Men Face Higher Fatality Rate Than Women

In 2011, the U.S. reached another record-low auto fatality rate, but the drop in deaths hasn't been even across the board. In 2010, for example, pedestrian fatalities... read more December 26, 2012 by  1


 
Breathalyzer ignition interlock

NTSB Suggests Alcohol Detection Systems On All New Cars

Last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released its annual report on traffic fatalities in the U.S., and the results for 2011 were encouraging. Not... read more December 17, 2012 by  2


 
Taxi accident

U.S. Traffic Deaths Decline in 2011; Fatality Rate Hits All-Time Low

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has completed its analysis of traffic data from last year, and the findings are astonishing. In 2011, fewer people died on... read more December 11, 2012 by  1


 
Tesla Model S undergoing assembly

As Cars Get Stronger, Jaws Of Life Have To Be Tougher

Traffic fatality rates are as low as they've ever been. That's in part because of increasingly high standards set by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and government... read more November 12, 2012 by  1


 
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