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2011-04-03 06:52:39

Despite an increase in the number of miles driven in 2010, traffic deaths fell 3% to its annual low of 32,788, compared to the previous year's 33,808 fatalities, according to estimates from U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). In addition, there has been a 25% drop in the number of people who died from traffic accidents since 2005. The 2010 fatality rate of 1.09 per 100 million miles driven also reflects a steadily declining trend since the middle of the last decade, reports Reuters. In...

2011-03-28 23:01:00

AUSTIN, Texas, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With technology at their fingertips, drivers are constantly faced with distractions such as talking or texting, putting their safety and that of others at serious risk. April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is launching the Talk. Text. Crash. campaign to raise awareness of the dangers associated with distracted driving and to encourage Texans to put down their cell phones while...

2011-03-08 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gathered in a U.S. Capitol meeting room, a coalition of parents, teens, pediatricians, safety advocates, insurance and other business executives joined Senate and House sponsors to support introduction of major national teen driving legislation which will accelerate adoption of model state graduated driver licensing (GDL) laws for beginning teen drivers. The Safe Teen and Novice Driver Uniform Protection (STANDUP) Act, sponsored by Senators...

2011-03-07 15:06:33

Elderly driver slower to compensate for more limited field of view Elderly drivers are half as likely to see pedestrians on the sidewalk due to a limited field of view, and compensate in part by driving more slowly, according to a study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers. In the online edition of Accident Analysis and Prevention, the study compared reaction times and perception of pedestrians as hazards between experienced elderly and non-elderly drivers. The study was...

2011-02-18 12:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Deaths in crashes on Pennsylvania highways climbed to 1,324 in 2010, an increase of 68 from the year before, according to Acting PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch, P.E. "Fatality statistics are not simply numbers; they represent the many families that suffered the loss of loved ones on Pennsylvania roads last year. Although there is nothing we can do or say to ease the pain of losing a loved one due to a crash, we will continue to...

2011-01-27 10:17:00

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An inaugural national research report released today from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and State Farm Insurance Companies® shows that the impact of teen driver crashes extends far beyond teen drivers' families and friends. In 2008, more than half a million (681,000) people were involved in crashes where a teen driver was behind the wheel. More than 40,000 were injured, and nearly 30 percent of those who died...

2011-01-01 00:16:52

The attorneys of the Dallas personal injury law firm outlines five tips for drivers this New Year's Eve. Dallas, TX (Vocus/PRWEB) December 31, 2010 As 2011 draws near, many have begun planning their New Year's Eve celebrations, which frequently involve holiday parties and gatherings with relatives and loved ones. The Dallas Car Wreck Lawyers at 1800-CAR-WRECK are reminding drivers of the importance of remembering to put safety first to prevent their celebrations from becoming tragic events....

2010-12-27 12:13:00

Troopers Respond to 862 Crashes, Cite more than 5,000 Violators Statewide HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 27, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seven people were killed in traffic crashes investigated by state police during the four-day Christmas holiday driving period, Commissioner Frank E. Pawlowski said today. Four of the seven killed were not wearing seat belts and two of the crashes involved drivers who were impaired. In addition to the seven fatalities, 264 people were injured in the 862...

2010-07-29 08:49:09

The study has been published in the Accident Analysis & Prevention journal "We studied every accident reduction measure on an individual basis and we estimated the reduction percentage corresponding to the penalty points system driver's license, a legal reform that entered into force in Spain in the summer of 2006, which had already been implemented in several countries like Austria, Japan or Ireland," explains to SINC Jos© Ignacio Castillo Manzano, US researcher and study...

2010-04-15 14:16:20

Kansas State University researchers are discovering the challenges aging creates for drivers. To help improve traffic safety, K-State engineers identified the characteristics of older drivers in Kansas and the types of crashes they are involved in. Their research found most car accidents involving older drivers occur during the daytime and are more severe, often ending in injury or fatality, than those for younger populations. With this knowledge, the researchers will follow up with a study...

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