fatality rates

Teen Girls Say They Drive Faster Than Boys And Text More Too
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 more often, and text while driving at higher rates than the boys. The youth-research firm TRU Research conducted the study a...Read More»

Fatalities per mile driven by age, from FiveThirtyEight.com, DoT data analyzed by IIHS
Teen Drivers Die In Crashes. Old Folks Too. Who's Feared Most?

Did you see the recent Hyundai ad that touts the safety of its new 2011 Sonata by playing on your fear of out-of-control teens behind the wheel? It cites the statistic that 3 million young adults will get new drivers' licenses each year--over a clip of a young woman being launched into the air on a...Read More»

Beer
One More For The Road: Wisconsin Flunks Sobriety Test

Anyone who's ever driven across Wisconsin on its beautiful two-laners knows that in many areas you're more likely to find a rural tavern than you are a church, or even a gas station. Wisconsin remains the only state where the first drunk-driving offense is a traffic violation, not even a crime, and...Read More»

Scenic road in Carmel, California
Reader's Digest Names Best, Worst, Deadliest American Roads

We may not hear as much from Reader's Digest now as we did in its heyday, but the company is still kicking, and its April issue features a survey of the best, worst, and deadliest roads in America. In compiling these lists, Reader's Digest has taken into consideration factors like the condition of...Read More»

Airbags
IIHS: Newer Frontal Airbags Compromising Protection?

We always think of safety features as progressing forward, but that isn't always the case. In a new research paper, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety suggests that the latest generation of frontal airbags isn't doing as good of a job protecting drivers who have belted up as the generation...Read More»

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