NHTSA traffic crash data News

Newer Cars with Safety Features Cited for Reduction in Highway Crash Deaths

Highway crash data from 2018 shows that overall fatalities from vehicle accidents in the U.S. declined 2.4%, marking the second year in a row with a reduction in deaths. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) …

Fatal Car Crashes Fell 2% in 2017; 2018 Appears to Follow Trend

Final U.S. highway fatality numbers for 2017 are down following two consecutive years of large increases. In addition, preliminary estimates for the first six months of 2018 appear to show that this downward trend continues into this year. The U.S. …

Traffic Accident Deaths Still Increasing as Distracted Driving Reports Decline

Traffic accident deaths in the U.S. continue to rise, even while deaths related to distracted driving decline. Pedestrian and motorcyclist deaths are way up. The number of vehicle miles traveled on U.S. roads in 2016 increased by 2.2 percent, producing …