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Red-Light-Running Fatalities Increase 17% in Four Years

As red light camera programs in communities across the nation have declined, deaths in red-light-running crashes increased from 696 in 2012 to 811 in 2016 — representing a 17% increase according to an Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) analysis.

Nine Vehicles Achieve 'Zero Fatality' Status

A new report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety concludes that a driver’s chances of dying in a crash in a late-model vehicle have dropped by more than a third in three years.

Traffic Fatalities Increased In 2012

NHTSA data show that motorcycle rider and pedestrian fatalities rose for the third straight year in 2012 -- 7.1 percent and 6.4 percent, respectively, compared to figures in 2011.

Report: Road Fatalities Up 8 Percent Thus Far in 2012

Road fatalities dropped 26% from 2005 to 2011 but are up 8% over the first seven months of this year, based on estimates from the National Safety Council, reported Michael Sivak, research professor at the U-M Transportation Research Institute.