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December 21, 2017

National Safety Council Predicts Holiday Road Deaths

The National Safety Council estimates that more than 660 people could lose their lives on U.S. roads during the upcoming Christmas and New Year's holiday periods.

December 11, 2017

Video Safety Tip: Understanding Traction Control

The National Safety Council explains the benefits of traction control and reveals the two driving situations when the feature should be turned off.

December 11, 2017

How Traction Control Works

A vehicle's traction control system restricts wheel spin when accelerating on slippery surfaces. But there are two specific situations when traction control isn't advantageous and should be turned off. For the full safety tip, click here. Video courtesy of the National Safety Council.

November 17, 2017

Thanksgiving Road Deaths Expected to Rise

The National Safety Council estimates that 421 people could lose their lives in car crashes during the upcoming holiday weekend — a 7% jump over the average.

August 15, 2017

Road Fatalities Fall 1% in First Half of 2017

But the estimated deaths for the first six months of 2017 are still 8% higher compared to 2015 numbers for the same period, according to the National Safety Council.

July 28, 2017

43% of Americans Admit to Risk-Raising Fatigue

A new National Safety Council Study also finds that 97% of Americans acknowledge having at least one of the nine main risk factors for fatigue.

June 29, 2017

July 4 Remains Deadliest Driving Day

A new study concludes that Independence Day is the most dangerous day of the year to drive, with an average fatal crash rate of 14.9 per billion miles driven.

June 27, 2017

Safety Council Grades States on Safety Policies

In the category of road safety, the top five performers are Illinois, Louisiana, Washington D.C., Delaware and Maine.

May 19, 2017

Memorial Holiday Road Deaths to Rise 12%

The National Safety Council estimates more than 400 people might die in vehicle crashes during the upcoming Memorial Day holiday period -– a 12% jump from recent years.

May 16, 2017

Crashes Account for 41% of Work-Related Accidental Deaths

Overall, the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. is poisonings -- including drug overdoses -- according to a new report from the National Safety Council.

April 25, 2017

Skimpy Crash Reports Hindering Prevention Efforts

A National Safety Council review of state motor vehicle crash report forms reveals their shortcomings in collecting critical data needed for crash prevention efforts.

April 3, 2017

Safety Tip: Staying Focused on the Road

The National Safety Council has designated April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Here are some tips from AAA to help drivers avoid distraction and stay focused on the road.

April 3, 2017

Why a Driver Phone Ban Is Crucial

Employers that lack an enforced ban on driver cell phone use are putting themselves at great financial risk, according to the National Safety Council. Video courtesy of the National Safety Council. For distracted driving prevention tips, click here.

March 30, 2017

2016 Pedestrian Deaths Projected to Shatter Records

Preliminary estimates released by the Governors Highway Safety Association indicate an 11% surge in pedestrian road fatalities last year compared to 2015.

February 15, 2017

Estimated 2016 Road Deaths Climb 6%

The National Safety Council recommends eight policy actions to reverse the disturbing trend.

January 12, 2017

Safety Council Head to Advise DOT on Automation

National Safety Council CEO Deborah Hersman will provide the Department of Transportation counsel on issues related to the use of automation to prevent road deaths.

December 20, 2016

Holiday Fatalities Expected to Cap Deadly Year

The National Safety Council releases estimates for holiday period road fatalities and offers tips on how to make the roads safer.

October 30, 2016

Safety Tip: Adjusting to the Time Change

A return to standard time generally means more driving during dusk and after-dark hours. Here's advice to help fleet drivers make the transition more smoothly.

October 5, 2016

U.S. DOT, National Safety Council Launch Coalition to End Roadway Fatalities

U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Federal Highway Administration, and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are collaborating with the National Safety Council (NSC) to launch a coalition with the goal of ending fatalities on the nation’s roads within the next 30 years.

August 29, 2016

Safety Tip: Back-to-School Driving Advice

Here are some timely tips from the National Safety Council that you can share with fleet drivers as a friendly reminder.


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