U.S. Highway Deaths Declined in 2019

U.S. Highway Deaths Declined in 2019

Preliminary numbers indicate the U.S. highway death toll tumbled by about 2% last year, a welcome development considering that roadway fatalities surged sharply as the U.S. economy began to recover from the Great Recession. This would mark the second consecutive...
Six Midsize Cars Get IIHS Top Rating for Crash Prevention

Six Midsize Cars Get IIHS Top Rating for Crash Prevention

Halloween is just two days away, meaning America’s streets will be flooded with pedestrians at what is, potentially, the worst time of the day to see them. Even worse, they are usually the toughest pedestrians to see and react to for a driver: children. The holiday...
U.S. Traffic Deaths Drop 2.4% in 2018

U.S. Traffic Deaths Drop 2.4% in 2018

Despite the fact that Americans are driving more than ever, U.S. traffic fatalities fell 2.4% last year to 36,560; however, pedestrian deaths were at their highest point in nearly 30 years. Traffic deaths were down for the second straight year, according to the...
Deaths Caused by Red Light Runners Hit a 10-Year High

Deaths Caused by Red Light Runners Hit a 10-Year High

Residents of the Detroit suburb of Pleasant Ridge know to wait a couple extra seconds after the light changes to green at the intersection where busy Woodward Avenue meets the interchange with I-696. Almost every day, police are called out to deal with crashes caused...
Lexus Adds Advanced Safety Suite Across the Line

Lexus Adds Advanced Safety Suite Across the Line

Toyota’s luxury arm will make its Lexus Safety System+ standard on all future models, the automaker announced on Wednesday, a move it said could prevent many crashes and reduce the severity of others. The move comes a week after sibling brand Toyota announced it will...
Pedestrian, Bicyclist Deaths Rise in 2018

Pedestrian, Bicyclist Deaths Rise in 2018

U.S. pedestrian and bicyclist deaths rose in 2018 despite an overall drop in traffic fatalities of 1% in 2018 to 36,750, according to a preliminary report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Last year, pedestrian deaths were projected please to...