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U.S. Road Deaths Fell Slightly in First Half of 2018

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 …

Today is the Deadliest Day of the Year for Car Wrecks in the U.S.

It’s not Super Bowl Sunday or even New Year’s Eve that makes for the most lethal day on U.S. highways. It’s Aug. 2. Thursday is when, on average, car wrecks are likely to kill more Americans than any other day …

Smartphones Are Killing Americans, But Nobody’s Counting

Jennifer Smith doesn’t like the term “accident.” It implies too much chance and too little culpability. A “crash” killed her mother in 2008, she insists, when her car was broadsided by another vehicle while on her way to pick up …

Don’t Blame Texting for Rising Traffic Deaths in the U.S.

Traffic fatalities in the U.S. rose for the second-straight year in 2016 despite a dip in crash deaths linked to distracted driving, according to data released by federal highway safety regulators. Some 37,461 people died in vehicle collisions in 2016, …

Nebraska Reports 47 Killed on its Roads Through March

Newly released reports show that nearly four dozen people were killed on Nebraska roads in the first three months of this year. The reports from the Nebraska Department of Roads show 47 people died on Nebraska roads from January through …

Indiana Motorcycle, Alcohol-Related Deaths Up

Researchers say Indiana roads were more deadly last year for motorcyclists and for people driving after drinking. The report by the Indiana University Public Policy Institute’s Center for Criminal Justice Research found a 28 percent increase in motorcycle fatalities in …