National Safety Council


NSC Data Reveals More Motor Vehicle Deaths, Fewer Miles Driven in 2020

Lorraine Martin National Safety Council President Lorraine Martin (The Accidental Safety Pro Podcast via YouTube)

Despite a decrease in miles driven during 2020, motor vehicle-related deaths were the highest they have been in 13 years, according to estimates from the National Safety Council.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 5, 2021
Government, Safety

Emptier Roads Not Resulting in Increase in Safety, Data Says

Empty street in Los Angeles A Los Angeles street sits mostly empty during the COVID-19 pandemic. Empty roads haven't made drivers safer, though, according to National Safety Council data. (AH/Getty Images)

The COVID-19 pandemic has rendered U.S. roadways emptier and more lethal, according to preliminary data from the National Safety Council.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 21, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Deborah Hersman to Leave National Safety Council for Safety Post at Waymo

Deborah Hersman Deborah Hersman (Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press)

Deborah Hersman is leaving her post as National Safety Council CEO to become chief safety officer at Waymo, a self-driving technology development company based in Mountain View, Calif.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 27, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Road to Zero Group Announces Three More Safety Grant Winners

NSC's Deborah Hersman National Safety Council CEO Deborah Hersman. (Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press)

The Road to Zero Coalition announced three more recipients of the Safe System Innovation Grants on April 23.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 25, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Miles Traveled Don't Give Complete Picture of Highway Fatalities, Deborah Hersman Says

SMC Deborah Hersman Eric Miller/Transport Topics

MEMPHIS, Tenn. —An improving economy and higher number of vehicle miles traveled “don’t tell the whole story” for continuing increases in the number of fatalities on U.S. highways, National Safety Council CEO Deborah Hersman told executives attending a safety meeting here.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 14, 2017