• May 28th, 2020

According to new data, highway fatalities have declined for a second consecutive year following the U.S. Department of Transportation report that 2018’s highway fatalities were down 2.4 percent from a year earlier.  The department’s preliminary figures for 2019’s first six months show a further decrease, down 3.4 percent from the same period a year earlier. […]

  • November 14th, 2019

There were 36,560 people killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes on U.S. roadways during 2018, a 2.4-percent decrease from 37,473 in 2017, which came after a 0.9- percent decrease from 2016 to 2017. Prior to 2016 there were two back-to-back yearly increases of 8.4 percent and 6.5 percent, respectively. Fatalities decreased from 2017 to 2018 […]

  • June 26th, 2019

Traffic fatalities in 2018 declined 1.0 percent from 2017, to an estimated 36,750 people, according to preliminary data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). As American motorists’ total vehicle miles traveled (VMT) increased by 0.4 percent in 2018, the fatality rate declined to an estimated 1.14 per 100 million VMT, a drop from […]

  • June 18th, 2019

Statement by Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) Executive Director Jonathan Adkins WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated that 36,750 people were killed on U.S. roadways in 2018, a one percent decrease from 2017. While any drop in the overall numbers is encouraging, the ongoing daily carnage on our nation’s roads […]

  • October 3rd, 2017

PBS: Traffic fatalities rose 5.6 percent last year, with the biggest spikes in pedestrian and motorcyclist deaths, the government said Friday. There were 37,461 people killed on U.S. roads in 2016 as Americans continue to drive more, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. That’s the highest number of deaths since 2007. The fatality rate was […]

  • October 3rd, 2017

Transportation.gov: The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today released fatal traffic crash data for calendar year 2016. According to NHTSA data, which was collected from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, 37,461 lives were lost on U.S. roads in 2016, an increase of 5.6 percent from calendar year 2015. […]

  • August 1st, 2017

Alabama has experienced traffic fatalities in 2014. This research effort consisting of a PPT and a narrative was conducted on behalf of the Alabama Traffic Records Coordinating Committee, and it is the first, high-level, effort to get an insight into the causes of the increased fatalities. Unfortunately, there is no silver bullet — all the usual suspects: speed, impaired driving, distracted […]