Auto Accidents

2020 May Break Trend in Traffic Death Decreases

New data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration appears to show that three consecutive years of traffic death decreases may have come to a close as reckless and risky behavior overtook any potential gains in safety from having fewer cars on the nation’s roadways during the global coronavirus pandemic.

“As I’m sure you have noticed, our roads emptied out as people began staying at home, but we soon started hearing anecdotes about reckless driving with ...

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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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Deadly Trends Emerge on Roadways Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

accidents are deadlier during covid-19 pandemicA recent post discussed the financial windfall currently being seen by America’s car insurance companies and the measures that some are taking – including unsolicited refunds – to account for the drastic decline in drivers on the nation’s roadways. With mileage drops of up to 50% in some states, it’s apparent that many Americans are doing their part to try to help flatten the curve.

Conversely, a strange paradigm appears to be ...

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Strange Times Indeed: Car Insurance Companies Refunding Payments

car insurers issue refunds as travel drops amid coronavirusAt this point, there can’t be too many people who don’t know what flattening the curve means. We’ve all been given tools and knowledge to try do our part to lessen the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our communities and families. Instructions to stay home, avoid groups, maintain proper social distancing, and the closure of non-essential businesses across the country have led to a new sense of “normal” ...

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