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

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 Highway Traffic Safety Administration, that rate isn't going to stay low for long. Though NHTSA won't officially announce figures... read more

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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


 
Vince and Larry, the crash-test dummies

NHTSA: Traffic Fatalities Up 9% In The First Half Of 2012

Yesterday, we mentioned that New York City saw a rise in traffic fatalities during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2012. That's the city's first increase since 2007, and... read more September 28, 2012 by  0


 
New York City taxi cab

Bucking The Trend: Traffic Fatalities Rise in New York City

Traffic fatalities have been on the decline for the past several years, thanks in large part to enhanced safety gear on vehicles and stricter enforcement of drunk-driving... read more September 27, 2012 by  0


 
Car accident

U.S. Car Crash Death Rate Declines Below Suicide Rate

As we've reported before, the number of traffic fatalities on U.S. roads is falling, and in 2010, the fatality rate hit a record low. In fact, Americans are now more likely... read more September 24, 2012 by  1


 
Workplace fatality data infographic from eTraining

Driving Is Dangerous -- Especially If It's Part Of Your Job

When we think about dangerous jobs, we often think of firefighting, law enforcement, construction -- jobs that can be physically demanding. But in fact, new data suggests... read more August 22, 2012 by  0


 
Teen driver

July 4 Is The Deadliest Day For Teen Drivers

In the U.S., traffic fatalities have reached record lows. Unfortunately, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says that car crashes are still the #1 killer of Americans... read more June 27, 2012 by  1


 
Taxi accident

Speeding, Aggressive Driving Still Cause 1/3 Of Fatal Accidents

The good news is that traffic fatalities are on the decline -- in fact, the most recent stats are among the lowest ever recorded. The bad news? The improvement is largely due... read more March 9, 2012 by  7


 
Car accident

Traffic Fatalities Dip To Lowest Level Since 1949

Auto sales are on the mend. Holiday shopping is booming. And now, there's a bit more good news: U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has just announced that traffic... read more December 8, 2011 by  0


 
Salute

Auto Accidents Are The Leading Cause Of Death For Veterans

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among veterans who have recently returned from deployment. Today... read more November 11, 2011 by  0


 
Justin Bieber driving

Teen Driving Laws Mean Fewer Fatalities Now, More Fatalities Later

Teen driving laws are meant to keep young people out of potentially dangerous situations, like driving late at night or using a mobile phone behind the wheel. But a new study... read more September 15, 2011 by  6


 
Traffic fatalities vs. fatalities from power-plant emissions (via NY Times)

For $3 Billion, Could We End Traffic Deaths? Should We?

Traffic accidents were responsible for 32,788 deaths in the U.S. last year (not to mention $41 billion in medical costs and lost work). If we could eliminate those fatalities... read more July 8, 2011 by  3


 
2011 Ram 1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT Angular Front Exterior View

Pickup Vs SUV: Which Is The Safer Choice?

Recently we reported on a new Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) study that compares the relative safety of SUVs and passenger cars—and finds that SUVs are... read more June 19, 2011 by  0


 
2011 Ford Edge

It's Official: SUVs Are Safer Than Cars (Well, Mostly)

If you drive an SUV, you know that part of their allure is the feeling of safety they provide. Even compact SUVs can seem studier than their shorter, svelter car cousins. But... read more June 9, 2011 by  5


 
Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson

Share 'Faces Of Distracted Driving,' Hang Up This Holiday Weekend

If you're planning to be out on the highways this Memorial Day weekend, you'd best focus on keeping safe and focused on driving. Patrols are expected to step up enforcement... read more May 24, 2011 by  1


 
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