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Road crashes climb top 10 chart

Road safety experts around the world are frustrated. In 2001 the 9/11 attack took some 3000 lives in the U.S., but road crashes there took over 40,000 that same year. They're wondering how to focus public attention. More »

Drivers most at risk from distractions outside car

Article summarizes a research project that looked at 32,000 vehicle crashes and the possible contribution of distractions. More »

Israel: driving crazy, fatality rate down

The experts are puzzled. By all accounts, driving in Israel is getting worse: more honking, rudeness, cutting in. But surprisingly, Israelís traffic fatality rate seems to be going down, and quite dramatically in 1999. More »

Traffic - info conquers border

Basque drivers no longer have to call two numbers to get traffic reports More »

Global Road Safety Crisis - U.N August 2007

The recently-released global road safety report from the U.N. says crashes are an economic threat as well as a health issue More »

SUVs and pickups not good in U.S. 2006 crash stats

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has prepared a comprehensive 149-page report on traffic fatalities and estimates of injuries for 2006. There are significant declines but SUVs did not do well More »

The British crash less

With 5 times Britain's population the U.S. has 13 times as many road traffic fatalities More »

Danger in the streets

Nearly 9 out of 10 intersections studied have hazards that put children at risk as they walk to and from school. And drivers are a major problem. More »

Stuff the road

New research shows that vehicle parts, cargo, or other stuff discharged from vehicles while driving is estimated to cause over 25,000 crashes per year in North America. More »

More rain, snow makes driving safer?

Researcher Daniel Eisenberg was surprised to find that the more it rained or snowed in a month the fewer deadly traffic accidents there were. More »

Crashes cost drivers and society billions

A study found that the economic impact of crashes has reached $230.6 billion a year, or an average of $820 for every person living in the United States. More »

Motorcycle deaths increase

A NHTSA study shows that for the second straight year the number of fatalities among motorcycle riders increased, after reaching a low in 1997. More »

Canada plans to create world's safest roads

Transport Canada has released ambitious plans, called Road Safety Vision 2010, to reduce the number of road fatalities and serious injuries in Canada by 30 per cent. More »

Parents crash, and their teens follow suit

Describes a U.S. study by the IIHS, which found that teenage sons or daughters of parents who have crashed their cars are likely to have crashed also. More »

U.S. truck crash data for 1997

1997 crash rates for U.S. truck carriers were at their lowest, but the number of people killed in crashes involving trucks was the highest in 10 years. More »

Crash Statistics - Other links:

FARS contains data on all vehicle crashes in the USA that occur on a public roadway and involve a fatality in the crash.

The World report on road traffic injury prevention is the first major report being jointly issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank on this subject.

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