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Roadway fatalities in the U.S. dipped slightly in 2018 to approximately 40,000, representing just a 1% decrease from 2017 and 2016, when 40,231 and 40,327 people were killed in motor vehicles crashes, respectively.

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Crashes No Longer Leading Cause of Accidental Death

For the first time in the U.S., the odds of dying in a motor vehicle crash (one in 103) have been surpassed by the chance of dying accidentally from an opioid overdose, which have risen to one in 96, according to new data from the National Safety Council.

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.

Roadway Safety Grant Process Gets Underway

The National Safety Council's Road to Zero Coalition has started accepting applications for its third annual grant competition for innovative solutions to making the nation's roadways safer and eliminating preventable fatalities.

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.

Texas Leads Nation in Distracted Driving Fatalities

Texas led the nation in distracted driving deaths in 2017, as 366 people lost their lives as a result of an inattentive driver, according to the National Safety Council’s analysis of 2017 data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Travelers Institute Hosts Distracted Driving Events

"Every Second Matters," an educational event series for the public and designed to curtail distracted driving, kicked off in Hartford, Conn. on Sept. 25, with several future events planned in the U.S. and Canada.

Speeding Declines After Boston Reduces Limit

Speeding declined significantly in Boston, after the city lowered the limit to 25 miles per hour from 30 mph, according to new analysis from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released today.