National Safety Council News

US Roadway Death Rate Up in March Despite Virus Restrictions

DETROIT — The rate of fatal automobile crashes in the U.S. jumped dramatically in March, even though the number of miles driven plummeted due to coronavirus stay-home orders. The National Safety Council said Wednesday that based on preliminary figures from …

National Safety Council Says ‘Visual Literacy’ Can Identify Workplace Hazards

Employers can reduce workplace hazards by teaching workers how to see like artists, according to the National Safety Council. The organization isn’t recommending art classes. It says that research by the Campbell Institute in Itasca, Illinois shows that training workers …

Traffic Deaths Top 40,000 Again

Traffic fatalities on U.S. roads reached an estimated 40,000 in 2018, the third year in a row in which at least that many people died in vehicle crashes, according to new figures from the National Safety Council. The 2018 total …

Road Deaths Drop Slightly in First Half of 2017, Still Higher Than 2 Years Ago

Preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council indicate motor vehicle deaths in the first six months of 2017 are 1 percent lower than they were during the same six-month period in 2016. However, the country is fresh off the steepest …

Newly Licensed Teen Drivers 3 Times as Likely to Be in a Deadly Crash

Citing new AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety research about teens and distracted driving, The California Department of Insurance (CDI), AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah (AAA NCNU), California Highway Patrol (CHP), CSAA Insurance Group, and the ACIC, the California voice …

NSC Releases State of Safety Report, No State Earns an ‘A’ Across the Board

According to a new National Safety Council report, no state goes far enough to protect its residents from leading causes of preventable deaths and injuries – commonly known as “accidents” – on the road, in homes and communities and at …

10 Ways Substance Misuse Affects Workplaces

More than 70 percent of U.S. employers are feeling the direct impact of prescription drug misuse in their workplaces, according to a recent survey by the National Safety Council. The survey also found that although 71 percent of employers agree …

As More Cars Take to the Road, Deaths Reach Highest Since 2007

U.S. motor vehicle deaths last year topped 40,000 for the first time since 2007 as cheap gasoline and a healthy economy encouraged motorists to drive more, according to new estimates released Wednesday by the National Safety Council. Roadside fatalities last …

40,000 Traffic Fatalities a Year Prompts National Safety Council to Issue a Call for Action

Mandatory ignition interlocks, a three tier graduated driver licensing system for drivers ages 21 and below and universal motorcycle helmet laws are just a few of the suggested changes, the National Safety Council (NSC) said will help in reducing traffic …

Road Fatalities Surged in First Half of 2016

Traffic fatalities were up 9 percent in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year, continuing a surge in deaths that began two years ago as the economy improved and travel picked up, according …