Washington — The rate of pedestrian deaths jumped more than 20% in the first half of 2020 as speeding, distracted driving and impaired driving increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recently released report from the Governors Highway Safety Association.
Itasca, IL — Parents are less likely to use distracting technology when driving with their children in the car, according to the results of a conducted by the National Safety Council and the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Association Emergency Responder Safety Institute.
Transportation-related incidents accounted for 49,430 on-the-job injuries in 2019, according to Injury Facts, a National Safety Council statistics database. One reason for these injuries? Workers who are driving distracted.
Arlington, VA — Women are at greater risk of severe injury in traffic incidents because of the types of vehicles they typically drive and the circumstance of their crashes, results of a recent study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety show.
Washington — Between 2015 and 2019, speeding was responsible for 43% of the 4,930 roadway deaths involving teen drivers and passengers. That’s according to a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association.
Columbus, OH — Golf cart users, be “FORE!”-warned: The zippy means of transportation – no longer limited to golf courses – carries “considerable risk of injury and morbidity” to drivers and passengers of all ages, especially kids and older adults, say researchers from the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Itasca, IL — An estimated 340 people will be killed on the nation’s roads during the Christmas holiday weekend, and another 384 over New Year’s weekend. Many of those lives could be saved, however, if travelers buckled up, according to the National Safety Council.