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Traffic Fatalities Continue Annual Declines

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has found that traffic fatalities fell 2% in 2019, and early 2020 estimates show another 2% decline, though vehicle miles traveled this year dropped 16.6% year-over-year.

Kia Recalls Vehicles Again to Address Engine Fires

Despite the government shutdown, Kia is recalling approximately 68,000 vehicles in the U.S. because of a fuel injector pipe issue that can potentially lead to engine fires, reports the Associated Press.

NHTSA Reminds Fleets to Check Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reminding vehicle owners and drivers, as well as fleet managers, to check for open recalls on their vehicles. Recalls that remain unaddressed are a safety risk, according to the agency.

Texas Leads Nation in Distracted Driving Fatalities

Texas led the nation in distracted driving deaths in 2017, as 366 people lost their lives as a result of an inattentive driver, according to the National Safety Council’s analysis of 2017 data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Drunk Driving Fatalities Down But Remain Leading Culprit

Drunk driving fatalities fell 1.1% in 2017 compared with 2016, and alcohol impairment remains the leading cause of highway deaths, according to the most recent data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.