Whatever their nose shape, pickups, SUVs and vans with a hood height greater than 40 inches are about 45 percent more likely to cause fatalities in pedestrian crashes than cars and other vehicles with a hood height of 30 inches or less and a sloping profile, an IIHS study of nearly 18,000 pedestrian crashes found.

IIHS study finds vehicles with higher, more vertical front ends pose...

Vehicles with especially tall front ends are most dangerous to pedestrians, but a blunt profile makes medium-height vehicles deadly too, according to new research...
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a warning about aftermarket steering wheel decals that could potentially cause significant injury or death.

Drivers warned against decorating their steering wheel with rhinestones

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a warning about aftermarket steering wheel decals that could potentially cause significant injury or death. The...
The funding has come from the Road Safety Trust’s Small Grants Programme which funds local projects with a practical focus that ‘show a proposed link to reducing casualties’.

Projects to improve safety for older road users

Two projects aimed at improving safety for older road users have launched in the UK. The funding has come from the Road Safety Trust’s Small...
This year’s Thanksgiving forecast is an increase of 2.3% over last year and marks the third-highest Thanksgiving forecast since AAA began tracking holiday travel in 2000. The top two years were 2005 and 2019, respectively.

Third-highest number of travelers since 2000 expected this Thanksgiving

More than 55.4 million travelers will head 50 miles or more from home over the Thanksgiving holiday travel period, according to the American Automobile...
The rate of animal-strike-related insurance claims in November is more than twice the yearly average, according to an analysis of claims from 2013 to 2022 conducted by the HDLI. The peak coincides with mating season, when deer are most active. The fewest animal strike claims typically occur in August.

Dip in deer strikes poses a mystery for insurers ahead of...

The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) has called a drop in the number of claims for drivers striking deer “a head scratcher” after numbers...
In a new study AAA engineers evaluated 11 vehicles, 2022-2024 models including sedans, pickups, and SUVs, with “direct” TPMS, which uses air pressure sensors mounted in each wheel.

Check your tire pressure manually, AAA urges drivers

In-vehicle tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) are generally accurate, but drivers should still check their tire pressure manually, according to the AAA. In a new...
The number of road users admitted to hospital between 2014 and 2021 as in-patients in Ireland following a road traffic collision is significantly higher at 15,677 than the number of seriously injured casualties recorded by An Garda Síochána and reported in official statistics by the RSA of 8,977.

New study shows higher numbers of serious injuries from road traffic...

New research presented by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) at its annual conference has shown significantly higher numbers of serious injuries from road traffic...
According to the ICBC, nearly half – 43 per cent - of crashes involving pedestrians happen between October and January as visibility and weather worsen in B.C. with distracted driving and failing to yield the right-of-way being the top contributing factors for drivers in pedestrian related crashes.

Pedestrian safety campaign launched in British Columbia

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) and police have launched a pedestrian safety campaign in response to a rise in pedestrian injuries and...
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), its division of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), and public safety is spreading the word that staying safe on Florida’s roadways is a responsibility both motorists and pedestrians share.

Awareness month puts pedestrian safety in the spotlight

Floridians are encouraged to ‘Take the First Step’ towards pedestrian safety during October’s National Pedestrian Safety Month. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor...