• June 3rd, 2017

NHTSA: In 2015, there were 35,092 fatalities in the United States (50 States and the District of Columbia, excluding (Puerto Rico), an increase of 7 percent from 2014 (32,744). This image shows the 2015 traffic fatalities and the percent change from 2014 for each State, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Vermont and Oregon […]

  • April 3rd, 2017

NHTSA: In 2015, there were 32,166 fatal motor vehicle traffic crashes resulting in 35,092 fatalities. Of these 32,166 fatal traffic crashes, there were 15,293 (48%) that occurred in rural areas, 14,414 (45%) that occurred in urban areas, and 2,459 (8%) that occurred in unknown areas (not enough information to determine if the crashes were inside […]

  • February 3rd, 2017

New York Times: Over the last decade, new cars have gotten electronic stability control systems to prevent skids, rearview cameras to prevent fender benders and more airbags to protect occupants in collisions. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent on campaigns to remind the public of the dangers of drunken driving, failing to buckle up […]

  • February 3rd, 2017

Vision Zero Network: We aim to ensure that Vision Zero efforts entail not only bold proclamations and marketing campaigns but, more importantly, lasting changes that save lives and ensure safe mobility for all. This PDF, Moving From Vision to Action: Fundamental Principles, Policies and Practices to Advance Vision Zero in the U.S., was created to do […]

  • November 3rd, 2016

Alabama has experienced a very large increase in traffic fatalities in the first months of 2016.  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 […]

  • December 8th, 2015

Governing.com: Nearly 33,000 Americans died on U.S. roadways last year, a figure that has gradually declined in recent years. In certain states, however, fatality tallies are headed in the opposite direction. Updated data for 2014 published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration last week provides a detailed portrait of the prevalence of various types […]

  • November 24th, 2015

NBCNEWS: DETROIT — After declining for most of the past decade, traffic deaths spiked 8 percent in the first half of this year, prompting a call from the nation’s highway safety chief to find ways to reduce the human errors that cause most fatalities. The new estimate released Tuesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety […]

  • November 2nd, 2015

NBCNEWS: U.S. traffic deaths fell by 4.2 percent during the first half of 2013, according to preliminary figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reversing an unexpected upward surge the previous year. The federal safety agency still estimated that 15,470 people died in all forms of motor vehicle crashes between January 1 and June […]