Despite fewer vehicles being on the roads during the pandemic, more people are being killed in crashes.Continue reading “Drivers Tragically Killing More People in Crashes During Covid”
Very recently, the vast majority of the information in U.S. state drivers’ manuals was not only inadequate in it’s quantity, but ridiculously, a lot of it was so bad that it was dangerous. More recently, however, the standard has started to improve and farther down this article we will tell you how and why.Continue reading “State Drivers Manuals still can’t be trusted in the USA – but they ARE improving!”
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.)
Did you know that over a million people have been killed on America’s roads in just the last 26 years?
Road Safety Culture and Attitude in the USA
We are delighted to let our readers know that Forbes has published an interview with Eddie Wren, our Executive Director at Road Safety USA, regarding the comparisons between both attitude and road safety culture in the USA and Europe, and the impact these issues have on crash and casualty figures here in the States.
It is a sad and frankly reprehensible fact that American people are led to believe that the USA performs to a high standard in road safety when the opposite is actually the truth.
During the defensive- and advanced-driver instructing that I’ve done in over forty American states and six Canadian provinces, I have long-since lost count of how many crash victim’s roadside memorials I have happened to see — it is, of course, an excessive number because far too many people are killed and injured in road crashes every year.
Here we are again — the riskiest time of the year for having a collision with a deer on America’s roads — October, November and December.
Deer-strike collisions are stunningly common in the USA. It has been estimated that there are around 1.5 million deer killed in this manner every year.
Because of the complexity of the subject, the finalized crash and casualty statistics for 2017 have just been released by NHTSA.
In that year, in the USA, there were an estimated 6,452,000 police-reported traffic crashes, in which 37,133 people were killed and approximately 2,746,000 people were injured.
In order to highlight the dangerous but very commonly-held belief that ‘it will never happen to me,’ and the extreme irony of Dean having recently made a Public Service Announcement for the NSC, about the dangers of fast driving on highways (see final paragraph), our very first Memorial Page is purposefully dedicated to one of the most famous Americans ever to lose his life in a car crash — James Dean, 1931-1955.