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Tag: Accident And Fatality Statistics

Study lists the driving distractions that lead to fatal crashes

Distracted driving is a huge problem in Chicago and throughout the state. Despite laws against texting or using a handheld cellphone while driving, these distractions are still responsible for countless car accidents and injuries. But it is important to remember …

Survey shows that adults text while driving more than teens

By this point, no licensed driver in the United States could honestly say that they haven’t been warned of the dangers of distracted driving. Numerous studies have shown that distractions behind the wheel – especially those caused by a cellphone …

New national data shows increase in car accident fatalities

You wouldn’t necessarily realize it if you regularly drive in Chicago traffic, but traffic fatality rates nationwide have been either decreasing or holding steady since about 2005. Unfortunately, the latest figures from 2012 show that we are now heading in …

Focusing on entry-level drivers and truck accident rates

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is required by law to establish a baseline set of mandatory requirements for entry-level driver training (ELDT) by mid-October of 2013. These critical truck regulations will aim to establish a greater emphasis on safety and accountability …

Traffic fatalities linked to outdated crash test dummies: Part II

In our last post, we began a discussion about crash test dummies. In many senses, these dummies are invaluable because they help researchers to determine both the potential human consequences of being involved in an accident and the crash worthiness of vehicles …

Traffic fatalities linked to outdated crash test dummies: Part I

Crash test dummies are iconic. These representative figures have inspired at least one band name, countless pop culture references and a few are even housed in the Smithsonian. It’s sometimes easy to forget that these dummies also have a functional …

Accident fatality prevention: NTSB’s annual most wanted – Part II

In our previous post, we began a discussion about the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) annual most-wanted list regarding transportation safety reform and fatal accident prevention. From repairing dangerous roads and highways to enacting safety restrictions on the driving habits …

Accident fatality prevention: NTSB’s annual most wanted – Part I

Unless an Act of God or freak malfunction occurs, most fatal accidents are preventable. Unfortunately, tens of thousands of Americans suffer the worst fate imaginable as a result of fatal truck accidents, fatal car accidents and other preventable injurious transportation accidents …