Columbia Road Safety Overview

Columbia Road Safety Overview

Driving in South Carolina can be surprisingly dangerous. In 2022, there were a total of 1,094 traffic-related deaths throughout the state. This is a slight decrease from the 1,198 fatalities recorded in 2021. As one of South Carolina’s most populous cities, you might expect that a significant number of these deaths would have occurred in Columbia. The risk of dying in a Columbia traffic accident […]

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Nevada Road Safety Insights

Nevada Road Safety Insights

Just how dangerous is driving in Nevada? According to the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), the state saw 309 fatal crashes in 2020, making the fatality rate around 10.4 per 100,000 people. This means that Nevada may not be one of the top five states with the highest fatal accident rates. Nonetheless, it still had a higher fatal crash rate than high-population states like California, […]

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Hamilton, Ontario Road Safety Overview

Hamilton, Ontario Road Safety Overview

Data shows that driving in and around Hamilton may be becoming more dangerous. In 2022, Hamilton saw a 19% increase in the number of traffic deaths in the city, a number that continued a three-year trend of increasing fatalities. This corresponded with an uptick in the number of injury accidents and overall motor vehicle collisions.  But exactly how at-risk you and your loved ones are […]

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Lexington Road Safety Insights

Lexington Road Safety Insights

Over 300,000 people call Lexington and Fayette County their home. Thousands more visit our city throughout the year. So it is not surprising that car accidents in Lexington are common. According to the Lexington Police Department, it responds to more than 6,000 traffic calls each month. In 2020, a total of 13,089 traffic collisions were reported in Lexington. That was a 20 percent decrease from […]

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Harrisburg Road Safety Overview

Harrisburg Road Safety Overview

Car accidents are common in Dauphin County, including in the City of Harrisburg. According to crash data from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, there were 521 traffic accidents in Harrisburg during 2020. That was a slight decrease from the 2019 figures, but COVID-19 kept many people at home during 2020.  Traffic crashes are often avoidable. Many of the accidents that occur each day are the […]

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Kansas City Road Safety Overview

Kansas City Road Safety Overview

Road safety is an essential concern for all residents, visitors, and government officials in Kansas City. Designing and maintaining safe streets can reduce the risk of traffic accidents. Kansas City Accident Statistics  Thousands of car accidents occur in Kansas City each year. Accident statistics in 2019 for Kansas City, Missouri include: 20,494 total crashes  79 traffic fatalities 8,717 persons injured  1,963 speed-related traffic accidents, including […]

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St. Louis Road Safety Overview

St. Louis Road Safety Overview

Car accidents continue to injure and kill thousands of people in Missouri each year. Sadly, many traffic accidents are avoidable. Poor driving choices and negligence are the most common causes of car crashes in St. Louis. Car Accident Statistics for St. Louis, Missouri According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, there were 15,818 reported traffic crashes in St. Louis during 2019. These accidents involved: 60 […]

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Boston Road Safety Overview

Boston Road Safety Overview

Road safety is a top priority for city officials in Boston. The City of Boston has made numerous improvements to road safety through its Vision Zero program. Improvements benefit everyone who travels the streets and roads in Boston, including motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. The City’s goal is to eliminate serious and fatal traffic crashes by 2030. As part of its action plan, the City of […]

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Safest Countries For Driving: What Are Their Secrets For Success

Safest Countries For Driving: What Are Their Secrets For Success

As Americans, we are generally competitive by nature. When someone asks which country is safest for driving, we might be tempted to say the United States. However, that would not be the case. According to Drive Safer, the United States did not make the list of the safest countries for driving. We are not the worst drivers in the world, but there is a lot […]

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Many States are Legalizing Marijuana—What are They Doing to Keep Drugged Drivers off the Road?

Many States are Legalizing Marijuana—What are They Doing to Keep Drugged Drivers off the Road?

In 2020, New Jersey, Montana, and South Dakota became the newest states to legalize marijuana. Marijuana is now legal for medicinal purposes in thirty-six states and legal for recreational use in fifteen. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the presence of cannabis in fatally injured drivers is on the rise. In 2007, 8% of fatally injured drivers tested positive for cannabis, but […]

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