Fatalities

Government, Business, Safety

State DOT Directors: Work With Us on Safety

Patrick McKenna, director of the Missouri Department of Transportation Patrick McKenna, director of the Missouri Department of Transportation, said the number of deaths on highways is a national health and safety crisis. (Jim Stinson/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — The leaders of several state departments of transportation urged automobile drivers and trucking companies to work together on safety improvements to help reduce traffic fatalities to zero or near zero, during a panel at the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting Jan. 14.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 15, 2020
Government, Safety

US Traffic Fatalities Declined 2.2% During First Nine Months of 2019

Traffic in Minnesota Highway traffic in Minnesota. The third quarter of 2019 was the eighth straight quarter that saw year-over-year declines in traffic deaths. (Getty Images)

The overall number of U.S. traffic fatalities declined 2.2% for the first nine months of 2019 compared to the same period in 2018, according to a preliminary estimate by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
December 23, 2019
Government, Safety

NHTSA Preliminary Estimates Report: Truck-Related Fatalities Up 3%

Fatalities in crashes involving at least one large truck increased by 3% in 2018 from 2017, despite a decrease of about 1% for all vehicles combined over the same period, according to a preliminary report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 20, 2019
Business, Safety

Transportation Incidents the Most Frequent Type of Worker Fatality, New Report Shows

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The number of workplace deaths involving transportation incidents — the most frequent type of worker fatality — increased, according to a Labor Department report issued Dec. 16.

Ken Ward Jr. | The Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette
December 21, 2016
Business

Fatalities Up 10.4% in First Half of 2016

Distressed by the biggest jump in highway deaths in 50 years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched a Road to Zero Coalition to reverse the growth in fatalities.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 10, 2016
Government, Business

Traffic Fatalities Rise 10.4% in First Half of 2016

Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Distressed by a 7.2% increase in traffic deaths in 2015, the biggest jump in 50 years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began forming the Road to Zero Coalition to reverse that momentum.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 5, 2016
Business, Safety

Truck-Involved Deaths Dip

Even though large trucks traveled upward of 4 billion more miles in 2014 than in 2013, fewer of them were involved in fatal crashes and fewer people died in those accidents.

David Elfin and Eric Miller | Staff Reporters
April 25, 2016
Business, Safety

Truck-Crash Deaths Down

City of Industry

The rate and total number of fatalities involving trucks weighing at least 10,000 pounds declined in 2014 from the prior year, according to newly released federal data.

David Elfin and Eric Miller | Staff Reporters
January 18, 2016
Business

Truck-Crash Deaths Rise

Fatalities from accidents involving large trucks in the United States increased by 3.7% in 2012, rising to 3,921 people from 3,781 the year before, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported.

November 18, 2013
Business

2012 U.S. Truck-Involved Fatalities Rose 3.7%, NHTSA Says

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

U.S. fatalities from accidents involving large trucks increased by 3.7% in 2012, rising to 3,921 from 3,781 people the year before, according to a Nov. 14 report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
November 15, 2013

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