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Bucking The Trend: Traffic Fatalities Rise in New York City

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 laws. In fact, 2010 saw the lowest fatality rate on record in the U.S., and when the Department of Transportation finishes... read more

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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 


 
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 


 
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


 
2007 Nissan 350Z

At Your Own Risk: These Vehicles Have The Highest Death Rates

It's might be hard to believe looking at safety equipment lists, or even crash-test results, but you're statistically a few hundred times more likely to die if you're behind... read more June 9, 2011 by 


 
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


 
2011 Ford Explorer

Regulators: Will Future SUVs Compromise Safety For Higher MPG?

It can be argued that through the way vehicles were forced to change in the 1970s and '80s, the federal government turned the American public on to SUVs. Now it's looking for... read more April 22, 2011 by  9


 
Car accident

Traffic Fatalities At Record Lows--Though Not In All Regions

Despite having driven 21 billion additional miles in 2010, versus 2009, Americans were safer yet on the roadways. Freshly released numbers from the federal government showing... read more April 1, 2011 by  1


 
IIHS Roof Crush Test

Latest Data Showing SUVs Safer Than Cars

SUVs are safer, right? You probably have a coworker, or someone in the family, who's always insisted that. It wasn't always true, however. When really digging into the... read more November 5, 2010 by  2


 
Teen driving

LaHood: Distracted Driving ‘An Epidemic In America’

When looking at traffic-fatality figures, there’s some good and some bad: The good is that, as we reported last week, U.S. traffic fatalities dropped in 2009, to the lowest... read more September 21, 2010 by 


 
2011 Ford Fiesta IIHS crash tests

U.S. Highway Fatalities Lowest Since 1950--Fewer Injuries, Too

Despite covering more miles, we're staying safer as a nation of motorists, bikers, and commuters. Distilled to their simplest, that's what federal officials have found with... read more September 10, 2010 by  2


 
Dodge Charger Police Car

Traffic Fatalities Up For Police Officers, Down For Everyone Else

Today's vehicles provide much better occupant protection than those of three decades ago. And we've also made tremendous progress in making our roads a bit safer, and in... read more August 3, 2010 by  10


 
Infiniti Lane Departure Warning (LDW)

IIHS: Avoidance Systems Could Cut Fatal Crashes By One-Third

One in three fatal crashes and one of every five serious or moderate injury crashes in passenger vehicles could have been prevented if the vehicle had been equipped with... read more May 25, 2010 by  1


 
Teen driving

Teen Girls Say They Drive Faster Than Boys And Text More Too

Teenage boys are the most dangerous drivers on the road. Right? Well, they still have higher accident rates than teenage girls. But in a new survey, the girls say they speed... read more May 17, 2010 by  8


 
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