Traffic Fatalities

New data from transportation research group TRIP, shows that fatalities involving at least one driver over 65 years old are up 22% in California.
February 5, 2018, 10am PST
USDOT hopes to put decades of data collection to new use preventing fatal collisions by predicting when they might occur.
Eno Transportation Weekly
January 17, 2018, 2pm PST
Around the world, car crashes are the tenth leading cause of death, and while the United States is spending money on transportation, that money isn't making the roads safer.
January 2, 2018, 2pm PST
Many cities say they've adopted Vision Zero, but the numbers show they aren't actually getting any safer.
Streetsblog USA
December 6, 2017, 7am PST
The 300-foot wide Queens Boulevard has been known as the Boulevard of Death. Since 1990, it has claimed 186 lives, 74 percent being pedestrians, including 18 in 1997 alone. A series of safety improvements have brought fatalities to zero since 2014.
The New York Times
November 27, 2017, 11am PST
It's not just death from gun violence where the U.S. is an outlier. The New York Times compiled traffic fatality data showing that other developed nations have greatly lower traffic death rates, which wasn't historically the case.
The New York Times
October 24, 2017, 6am PDT
Bloomberg links the uptick in traffic fatalities throughout the United States to rising smartphone use while driving.
October 20, 2017, 5am PDT
You know the bumper sticker. It's the one that begins with the words "How's My Driving?" and ends with a 1-800 number.
The Onion
October 16, 2017, 9am PDT
Traffic fatalities are increasing faster than any time since the 1960s, but it's hard to notice much concern from the United States.
Streetsblog USA
October 7, 2017, 11am PDT
There have been 100 traffic-related deaths on Denver’s streets since 2016, according to the Denver Post, but the city has decided that there will be no more traffic-related deaths by the year 2030.
The Denver Post
September 13, 2017, 6am PDT
A downward trend in deaths from car crashes reversed sharply in 2015. Many blamed cell phones and the distractions they can cause, but a recent study complicates that hypothesis.
Minneapolis Post
May 14, 2017, 11am PDT
An op-ed wonders when enough bike fatalities will be enough.
The Orange County Register
April 29, 2017, 11am PDT
2015 was the first year that driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) surpassed those killed while driving under the influence of alcohol. Increased legal access to marijuana is correlated with the surge. Amphetamine use is also a factor.
The Washington Post
February 18, 2017, 11am PST
Ghost bikes, sad, silent tribute to those killed while riding bikes, are more controversial than seems possible. The Chicago Tribune has a map that endeavors to track their locations around the Chicago area.
Chicago Tribune
February 15, 2017, 12pm PST
Initial data from the National Safety Council (NSC) suggest that more than 40,000 Americans died on the country's roads in 2016 for the first time in a decade.
The Hill
January 25, 2017, 1pm PST
Making the case for reduced speed limits is a matter of life and death.
Walk Arlington
December 18, 2016, 7am PST
The U.S. Department of Transportation wants light-duty vehicles to communicate with each other via advanced technology, known as connected vehicle technology, to prevent crashes. The vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) rule would be phased in over five years.
U.S. Department Of Transportation
December 8, 2016, 12pm PST
The death toll on the streets of Washington, D.C. are unchanged a year after the District launched its Vision Zero initiative.
November 27, 2016, 7am PST
The driver has been arrested and charged with the deaths of five children who died at the scene of the one-vehicle crash in which the bus slammed into a tree on Monday afternoon. The National Transportation Safety Board is on the scene.
October 6, 2016, 1pm PDT
"With this campaign, we’re making clear that zero is the only acceptable number of deaths on our roads."
U.S. Department Of Transportation