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Brake-Assist May Become Mandatory In Near Future

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 soon become even safer if the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has anything to say about it. Countless... read more

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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


 
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


 

 
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