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Labor Day Road Deaths to Fall From Year Ago

Approximately 398 people could lose their lives and another 45,300 could suffer serious injuries on roadways over the Labor Day weekend, according to the National Safety Council's estimate, which is the lowest it has issued for the three-day holiday period since 2015.

Holiday Road Fatalities Expected to Sharply Increase

The number of people who will lose their lives in roadway crashes during this year's holiday period is expected to increase significantly from a year ago, according to estimates provided by the National Safety Council.

AAA Predicts Holiday Traffic Congestion

More than 102 million people will be on the nation's roadways this holiday season, marking a 4.4% increase over last year and an all-time record high since AAA began tracking holiday vehicle travel in 2001.

Texting Increases 30% During Holidays

People text and use apps while behind the wheel over 30% more during the winter holidays as compared with an average weekday, according to data collected and analyzed by TrueMotion, a smartphone telematics company.

Thanksgiving Road Fatalities Predicted by Safety Council

Thanksgiving was the second deadliest holiday on the roads in 2017, and this year some 433 people could lose their lives in traffic fatalities during the holiday period, according to the latest estimates from the National Safety Council.

Drunk Driving: 44% of Fatalities on Halloween Night

Halloween can be a deadly night on the nation's roadways. From 2012-2016, 168 people lost their lives due to drunk driving on Halloween night, according to a new report form the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Fourth of July Road Fatalities: Safety Council Predicts 160+

Some 164 people may lose their lives on the roadways during the Independence Day holiday period and an additional 18,600 may be seriously injured in motor vehicle crashes, according to data released today by statistics professionals at the National Safety Council (NSC).