Posts Tagged 'car collision'

Cities’ Focus on Pedestrian Safety Shines Light on SUVs

SUVs leading to higher rate of pedestrian death in citiesYou might not think of your SUV or minivan as a light truck, but it – along with every pickup truck on the nation’s highways – is part of the largest American vehicle segment by far. In fact, more than two out of every three new vehicles sold in the United States is now categorized as a “light truck,” and cities across the country are taking note ...

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Good News: PA Sets All-time Low for Road Deaths

Pennsylvania sets record low for roadway deaths2019 marked the lowest number of road deaths in Pennsylvania since the commonwealth started collecting such data. It is also worth recalling that 2019 was pre-COVID, meaning that the record was set independent of the drop in travel on the nation’s roadways ushered in by the onset of the global novel coronavirus pandemic.

The year brought just 1,059 deaths on the state’s roadways. And, while a four-figure ...

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2019 Saw 2% Decrease in Fatal Auto Accidents

2019 Saw 2% Decrease in Fatal Auto AccidentsWhile the novel coronavirus and its impact on travel will likely be one of the biggest stories to come out of 2020, 2019 had a decrease of its own in traffic deaths on the nation’s roadways. According to a report released by the World Health Organization, 38,800 people died in car crashes on US roads last year. The number represents a 2% drop from the ...

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