This represents an increase of about 4.6 percent as compared to 26,941 fatalities reported to have occurred in the first nine months of 2019.

Traffic fatalities up on U.S. roadways despite COVID-19 lockdowns

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reported that an estimated 28,190 people died in motor vehicle crashes on U.S. roads in the first nine...
The Transport Accident Commission data shows fatigue remains a major concern for drivers in the State, with close to one in five fatal collisions caused by drowsy driving, as well as around 300 serious injuries a year.

Almost one in five fatal collisions in Victoria due to fatigue

A new campaign to combat drowsy driving has been launched in Victoria, Australia, after new data revealed it is a major cause of fatal...
Rear AEB was the standout feature in HLDI’s annual compilation of its research on the impact of crash avoidance technologies.

Rear autobrake named “standout feature” in avoiding crashes

Front automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems have greater potential to save lives, but rear AEB is saving drivers the hassle and expense of many...
The draft has been submitted to the Federal Register and will be updated and refined based on public comments received.

NHTSA seeks public comment on cybersecurity for modern vehicles

America’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is asking the public to comment on its Cybersecurity Best Practices for the Safety of Modern Vehicles...
The Transport Accident Commission’s “the lucky ones get caught” campaign is highlighting how excess speed and driver distraction can lead to devastation, and the critical role police play in preventing road trauma.

Drivers reminded that getting caught by police is “lucky” outcome

A new hard-hitting road safety campaign in Victoria, Australia, is providing a stark reminder that people are lucky to be caught by police doing...
The poll found 56 percent of Canadians had observed an increase in one or more unsafe driving behaviours since September, when compared to the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canadian poll reveals bad driving behaviour is on the increase

Most Canadians say dangerous driving has increased recently, with speeding, aggressive behaviour and using a phone topping the list, according to a survey by...
In 2019, the number of road deaths in the Netherlands was 661; 17 fewer than in 2018.

Dutch road safety targets “out of reach”

Dutch road safety targets for 2020 are ‘out of reach’, according to SWOV, the Institute for Road Safety Research in the Netherlands. In 2019, the...
In a year which saw reduced traffic throughout due to coronavirus restrictions, the figures equal the lowest road toll since records began.

Victoria’s 2020 road death toll revealed

Victoria recorded 213 deaths on the road in 2020 – with speeding, drink and drug driving, and illegal phone use being blamed. In a year...
The provisional statistics, published by the Road Safety Authority (RSA), following an analysis of An Garda Síochána fatal collision reports reveal that, in 2020, a total of 149 people lost their lives on Ireland’s roads as a result of 138 fatal crashes.

Road fatalities increase in Ireland in 2020

Road fatalities increased by six percent in Ireland in 2020 but there were 25 percent fewer serious and minor injury collisions recorded, according to...