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Motor Vehicle Accident Fatalities Decline

The four-year upward trend in motor vehicle deaths that began in 2015 is ebbing, with the number of fatalities in the first six months of 2019 dropping 3% compared to the same six-month period in 2018. Preliminary estimates from the …

U.S Traffic Fatalities Dip Slightly in First Half of 2018

Preliminary estimates indicate a leveling off of the recent upward trend in motor vehicle deaths, with the number of fatalities in the first six months of 2018 dipping just slightly – less than 0.5 percent – from six-month 2017 estimates. …

Motor Vehicle Deaths in U.S. Again Top 40,000

Motor vehicle accidents claimed 40,100 deaths in 2017, almost the same as in 2016 when 40,327 were reported. The National Safety Council says its preliminary 2017 estimate is six percent higher than the number of deaths in 2015 and, if …

Motor-Vehicle Crash Deaths in Arizona Fell in 2014

The Arizona Department of Transportation reported that deaths of Arizona residents in motor-vehicle crashes dropped by nearly 9 percent in 2014. The department collected data on law enforcement reports to find that 774 people died in motor-vehicle accidents last year …

Auto Fatalities Fell but Bicycle Crash Deaths Rose in Louisiana in 2012

More Louisiana bicycle riders died in crashes in 2012 than in any year in the preceding decade. The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission says 24 bicycle riders died that year, even as the number of people who died in motor vehicle …