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U.S. car deaths far higher than other developed nations: How do we cut the fatality rate?

U.S. car deaths far higher than other developed nations: How do we cut the fatality rate?

Earlier this week, we received some alarming news: preliminary data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration suggests that the number of U.S. traffic fatalities rose by nearly 8 percent in 2015. All told, NHTSA believes that some 35,200 drivers, passengers, cyclists, and... read more

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Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities for the First Quarter of 2015 (NHTSA)

NHTSA Says 2015 Is Shaping Up To Be A Deadly Year For Drivers

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued some very early traffic fatality stats for 2015, and we hate to break it to you, but they don't look so good. In... read more August 31, 2015 by


 
Car crash

U.S. Road Deaths Are Falling, But Here's Where They're On The Rise

Yes, we’re getting safer, and road deaths are falling (slightly), both in the U.S. and over a broad group of countries that are working together to improve safety. Yet... read more May 29, 2015 by


 
Breathalyzer ignition interlock

Alcohol-Sniffing Ignition Interlocks Could Save Nearly $23 Billion & 4,000 Deaths Per Year

For years, elected officials and federal agencies have debated whether automakers should be required to equip new vehicles with alcohol ignition interlocks -- devices that... read more March 20, 2015 by


 
Toy car accident

The Most Deadly (And Least Deadly) Cars In America

Every year, it seems like we report that traffic fatalities in America have reached another record low. Now, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has offered up more... read more February 6, 2015 by


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze crash test

Safe Set: Nine Late-Model Used Vehicles With The Lowest Fatality Rate

The chances of dying in a car crash, if you’re behind the wheel of a newer vehicle, have dropped dramatically over the past several years. In just three years, studying... read more January 29, 2015 by


 
Toy car accident

Traffic Fatalities Fell In 2013, But There's Still Plenty Of Room For Improvement

Traffic fatalities have been on the decline for years, tumbling 25 percent in the last decade alone. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that 2013... read more December 22, 2014 by


 
U.S. Motor-Vehicle Deaths, 2011 to 2014 (via National Safety Council)

Early Data Suggests That Traffic Fatalities Have Fallen In 2014

After years of declines, the U.S. saw an uptick in traffic fatalities in 2012. People freaked out. Thankfully, figures suggest that 2012 was an aberration, and that numbers... read more August 14, 2014 by


 
Toy car accident

The American South & Northern Plains Are Deadly For Drivers. D.C.? Not So Much

Today, U.S. traffic fatality rates hover near historic lows -- in fact, the number of deaths has fallen 23 percent over the past nine years alone. In 2012 (the most recent... read more July 16, 2014 by


 
Toy car accident

Study: Automobile Crashes Cost America $871 Billion Per Year

For years, U.S. traffic fatalities have been on the decline, thanks in no small part to car safety features like seatbelts, crumple zones, airbags, and braking assistance... read more May 30, 2014 by


 
U.S. Navy drunk driving deterrence display

Drunk Drivers Responsible For 20% Of Child Fatalities In Auto Accidents

Our cars have become much safer over the years, and as a result, traffic fatalities have been on the decline, reaching record lows. But you might be surprised to learn that... read more May 7, 2014 by


 
Full Auto Brake with Pedestrian Detection  -  2011 Volvo S60

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... read more March 6, 2014 by


 
Countries with the highest and lowest auto fatality rates (via UMTRI)

The 10 Best & Worst Countries For Drivers

There are lots ways to die. There are also lots of people on Planet Earth tracking when and how people die. Two of those people -- Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle -- have... read more February 21, 2014 by


 
Toy car accident

Early Estimate: 35,200 Traffic Deaths In 2013, A Drop Of 3% From 2012

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration won't release official numbers on 2013 U.S. traffic fatalities until the end of the year, but early estimates from the... read more February 13, 2014 by


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

Are Democrats Better Drivers Than Republicans?

Last week, we published an article about the worst (and best) drivers in America. A study carried out by CarInsuranceComparison.com revealed that the worst drivers -- based... read more December 23, 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


 

 
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