highway fatalities

Government, Business

FMCSA Says Rate of Truck-Occupant Deaths and Fatal Crashes Continues to Climb

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WASHINGTON ­­— Federal trucking regulators expressed concern over increasing numbers of large-truck-involved fatal crashes in work zones and a continuing increase in the number of fatalities of large-truck occupants.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
January 15, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

US Traffic Deaths Fell Slightly in First Half of Year

Miami traffic jam The number of people killed on U.S. roads fell slightly in the first half of 2018. (Getty Images)

DETROIT — The number of people killed on U.S. roads fell slightly in the first half of 2018, but a top safety organization says it’s likely that there will be little change in the number of deaths from 2017 by the end of the year.

Associated Press
August 22, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Road to Zero Coalition Charts Ambitious Goal to Reduce Traffic Deaths by 2050

Female truck driver wearing a seat belt Among other recommendations, the report urges 100% compliance with seat belt use. (Getty Images)

National Safety Council CEO Deborah Hersman noted the goal of the newly formed Road to Zero Coalition is to dramatically reduce traffic deaths.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 25, 2018
Government, Safety

Speeding Crackdown Targets High-Risk Routes in Southeast

Maggi Gunnels, Harris Blackwood Gunnels, Blackwood by Tennessee Highway Safety Office

State and local law enforcement officers from five Southeastern states are out in large numbers in a special enforcement operation primarily looking for trucks and cars speeding on highways and interstates.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 18, 2017