A new report from GHSA predicts that 6,590 pedestrian fatalities occurred in 2019, the highest number in more than 30 years. (Figures by state, below.)
Trooper Stanley C. Greene, 29, died on February 28, 1936, a few hours after his motorcycle struck the rear of a truck on the Albany-Schenectady Road.
Even though states do vary somewhat in what they require from drivers when there is a static vehicle on the highway shoulder, a reasonable driver knows they should always:
(and the order those words are in is very important indeed.) GALLERY BELOW.
One of the many killers on American roads and highways that never gets enough attention is underride crashes (a.k.a. under-run), when cars collide with and then get crushed underneath the rear or the side of a large truck — typically a semi-tractor-trailer.Continue reading “Lethal Underride Crashes Between Cars and Large Trucks — and what you can do to avoid one”
About 40 percent of all crashes in the USA involve one or more vehicles ramming into another vehicle from behind, and this is a major cause of bad injuries and deaths.Continue reading “The 2-second Rule for ‘Safe’ Following Distances has Long Been WRONG”
Out of more than 140 attending nations, only the USA has refused to sign up to a new declaration on road safety. The so-called Stockholm Declaration was issued at the Third Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety, held in Stockholm, Sweden, February 19–20, 2020.
Our own response to this is shown below.Continue reading “USA is the Only Nation to Not Sign Global Declaration on Preventing Road Deaths”
Too many states in America still do not have laws making the wearing of seat belts compulsory in the rear seats.Continue reading “Making Seat Belts Compulsory in the Rear Seats”
Our memorial pages at Road Safety USA exist to commemorate anybody who has been killed in a crash in the USA at any point in history since motor vehicles were first let loose on an unsuspecting public.
This is why, today, we honor the memory of New York State Police Trooper John J. Cahill who was killed exactly 90 years ago, on February 22, 1930, when he lost control of his motorcycle in Albany, NY.
— Traffic fatalities are among the leading causes of death of 15–29 year olds.
— Study examines consequences of Uber’s rollout in Great Britain for road accidents.
— Uber associated with a 9% decline in serious road accident injuries.
— Slight injuries declined outside of London with Uber, but increased within London.
— No effect of Uber on traffic fatalities.Continue reading “Research: The implications of ridehailing for risky driving and road accident injuries and fatalities”
Volvo Cars today calls on governments and regulators around the world to address a large inequality in road safety between developed and developing economies. Despite progress made in recent decades, official data shows a significant gap in the number of traffic fatalities between both categories of countries.Continue reading “Volvo Cars calls on UN delegates to address deep-rooted road safety inequality”