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U.S. Traffic Deaths Skyrocket After Coronavirus Lockdowns Expire

WASHINGTON — U.S. traffic deaths jumped dramatically after coronavirus lockdowns ended in 2020, rising 13.1% in the three months ending Sept. 30 to the highest rate since 2005 despite a decline in driving, auto safety regulators said on Wednesday. In …

Viewpoint: The Role of Driver-Assistance Technology in Accident Reconstruction

Self-driving cars aren’t here yet, but Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) are widespread. These systems can independently warn drivers of potential risks, steer, brake and accelerate. Accident reconstruction experts can already see the influence of ADAS in the crash data …

Bike, Large Truck Deaths Soar As Total Traffic Fatalities Drop

Deaths of bicyclists and occupants of large trucks rose sharply last year even as total traffic fatalities dropped to their lowest level since 1949, federal safety officials said Monday. Bicyclist deaths jumped 8.7 percent and deaths of occupants of large …