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Roadway Fatalities Down 2% in 2019

An estimated 38,800 people were killed in automotive collisions in 2019, which translates into a 2% decline as compared with the 39,404 fatalities in 2018.

Vehicle Crashes Remain Leading Employee Death Cause

Motor vehicle crashes and falls remained the leading causes of preventable death on the job in 2018, as preventable and unintentional workplace deaths continue their rise in recent years, according to data from the U.S. Department of Labor.

National Safety Council Predicts Thanksgiving Road Deaths

As many as 417 people could lose their lives in motor vehicle collisions this Thanksgiving Day holiday compared to an estimated 433 a year ago, which represents a 4% drop in the fatality estimate, according to the National Safety Council.

Groups Come Together on Safety Tech Naming

Four organizations – AAA, Consumer Reports, J.D. Power, and the National Safety Council – have come together to adopt standardized naming for advanced driver assistance technology in an effort to reduce confusion.

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.

Roadway Fatalities Remained Steady in 2018

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.