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Region’s Pedestrian Deaths Remain Relatively Unchanged

Despite efforts by several agencies within the Washington, D.C. area, pedestrian fatalities in the region remained relatively unchanged in 2016 compared to 2015, according to preliminary data from 10 of the region’s top police departments. At least 61… Read More

Study: Most Americans Uncomfortable Sharing Roads with Autonomous Vehicles

Although most American drivers are ready to embrace autonomous technology in new vehicles, many are still afraid of the idea of completely self-driving cars, according to a recent study from the American Automobile Association (AAA). The study found… Read More

2016 Traffic Fatalities Estimated as Highest in Nine Years

Preliminary data from the National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that 2016 may have been the deadliest year on U.S. roads since 2007. An estimated 40,000 people were killed in vehicle-related accidents in 2016, an approximate six percent increase over… Read More

2016 Traffic Fatalities Outpace Travel Increases

For the second year in a row, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reported the largest leap in year-to-year traffic fatalities in 50-years. Preliminary data released by the administration show an eight percent increase in traffic… Read More

Missing Just One to Two Hours of Sleep Increases Accident Risk

According to a recent study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, drivers who do not get the full the recommended seven hours of sleep are more likely to be involved in a car accident. With only 35 percent of American drivers getting the… Read More

Winter Weather Wreaks Havoc Throughout Region

Icy conditions caused hundreds of auto collisions and four deaths throughout the greater Washington, D.C. area, including several massive multi-vehicle collisions. One of the worst of the incidents involved a fiery explosion and 67-vehicle pileup on Interstate… Read More

U.S. Seat Belt Use Reaches 90 Percent

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reported that 2016 has been a record year for seat belt use it the United States. In fact, the NHTSA reports that this has been the highest year for seat… Read More

Maryland Travel for Thanksgiving Expected to Increase

With more than one million Marylanders expected to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, AAA predicts that this year will be the highest traffic volume for the holiday within the state since 2005. AAA expects that approximately 1.03 million people will… Read More

Metrobus Crash Kills One, Injures Three

One person was killed and three others were injured when a Metrobus collided with a car in Southeast Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Oct. 12. According to District police, the car ran a red light and crashed into the Metrobus at the intersection of Suitland… Read More

New Maryland Drunk Driving Law in Effect October 1st

The Drunk Driving Reduction Act of 2016, otherwise known as Noah’s Law, went into effect across Maryland on Oct. 1. State officials aim to improve roadway safety with this law, as well as a number of others that went into effect the same day. Noah’s… Read More

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