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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.

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.

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.

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).

Marijuana: Most Common Drug in Fatally Injured Drivers

Marijuana has become the leading drug found in fatally injured drivers, and its usage has spiked largely because nine states have legalized it for recreational use, according to a new report form Government Highway Safety Association.