U.S. Traffic Deaths Are at the Highest Level in 16 Years. Here’s Why.

U.S. Traffic Deaths Are at the Highest Level in 16 Years. Here’s Why.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2021, there were 42,915 traffic fatalities in the United States. This is the highest level of traffic fatalities the country has seen in 16 years. However, the number of deaths per mile is thought to have somewhat decreased in 2021. Estimated deaths climbed 10.5% from 2020. Multi-vehicle collisions, urban highways, rural interstate routes, and pedestrians all […]

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Georgia Pedestrian Safety Laws: An Overview

Georgia Pedestrian Safety Laws: An Overview

Despite the drastic reduction in cars on the road in 2020, traffic fatalities increased nationwide. This is true not just for vehicle occupants, but pedestrians, too.  Walking can be a great way to exercise and get around town. Make sure you do it safely by following the law and being aware of your surroundings. Pedestrian Accident Statistics In Georgia, pedestrian deaths were up 4% in […]

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Vista Road Safety Overview

Vista Road Safety Overview

With just over 98,000 residents in the 2020 census, Vista, California, is classified as a small city, according to the definitions used by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. As a small city, Vista has a fairly solid record for road safety. It has a traffic fatality rate below the national average. Its share of California’s traffic fatalities also falls in line with its […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Self-Driving Cars in 2022

Everything You Need to Know About Self-Driving Cars in 2022

Self-driving cars have reached American roads. And many of these cars have gone beyond the testing phase. Drivers can legally use self-driving features in 20 states while cruising to work or picking up the kids from school. Another 14 states allow companies to test self-driving cars on their roads. But many questions remain about the safety of these vehicles. And the use of the self-driving […]

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Most Dangerous Roads in Texas

Most Dangerous Roads in Texas

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, the estimated economic loss of all motor vehicle crashes statewide during 2021 totaled more than $51 billion. A reportable crash occurred every 57 seconds. Traffic deaths increased by 15.22% in 2021. Every two hours, someone died on Texas roads in 2021. In addition to the deaths, someone was injured in a traffic accident every two minutes and 12 […]

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Most Dangerous Roads and Intersections in St. Petersburg, FL

Most Dangerous Roads and Intersections in St. Petersburg, FL

St. Petersburg, FL has a reputation for having dangerous streets for pedestrians and bicyclists. But when it comes to car accidents, St. Petersburg falls about where it should, based on its population. St. Petersburg is a member of the Vision Zero Network. According to its Vision Zero plan, the city understands where its problems lie and will take steps to address them. Read on for […]

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Griffin Road Safety Overview

Griffin Road Safety Overview

Griffin, Georgia, sits at the crossroads of US-41 and US-19. Although the town only has about 23,000 residents, it sees a lot of traffic. From Griffin, US-41 runs north to Atlanta while US-19 runs south to the Florida border. Although Griffin has more car accidents than expected for its population, it doesn’t result in as many fatalities as one might expect. But even though the […]

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Vehicle and Driver Requirements for Uber and Lyft

Vehicle and Driver Requirements for Uber and Lyft

In 2012, the ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft were expanding quickly. But at the same time, there was trouble brewing. Crashes and even criminal acts against passengers jeopardized trust in companies like Uber and Lyft. In conjunction with state regulators, ridesharing companies had to find a way to restore passenger confidence in vehicle and driver safety. As a result, they developed the following standardized requirements […]

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The Most Dangerous Roads in the US

The Most Dangerous Roads in the US

The most dangerous roads in the U.S. include some of the country’s busiest interstate freeways connecting America’s major cities. But they also include several desolate roads and scenic highways. Funny enough, a few of these routes go trough the state of California. There is no single recipe for the most dangerous roads. They cover a variety of environments, and each has a unique set of […]

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Lebanon, PA Road Safety Overview

Lebanon, PA Road Safety Overview

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) publishes an annual report with traffic crash statistics. PennDOT reports car accident and pedestrian accident statistics at the county level in this report. PennDOT also provides the Pennsylvania Crash Information Tool (PCIT). This database allows users to search for crash information at the city level. These databases paint a concerning picture of crashes in the city of Lebanon and […]

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