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For the first time in the U.S., the odds of dying in a motor vehicle crash (one in 103) have been surpassed by the chance of dying accidentally from an opioid overdose, which have risen to one in 96, according to new data from the National Safety Council.

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Autonomous Vehicle Coalition Forms to Educate Public

A diverse group of automakers, non-profits and other industry stakeholders have launched PAVE — a new coalition dedicated to educating the public and policymakers about the safety benefits of advanced vehicle technologies and self-driving vehicles.

Holiday Road Fatalities Expected to Sharply Increase

The number of people who will lose their lives in roadway crashes during this year's holiday period is expected to increase significantly from a year ago, according to estimates provided by the National Safety Council.

Thanksgiving Road Fatalities Predicted by Safety Council

Thanksgiving was the second deadliest holiday on the roads in 2017, and this year some 433 people could lose their lives in traffic fatalities during the holiday period, according to the latest estimates from the National Safety Council.

Daylight Saving Time May Bring More Drowsy Drivers

Daylight saving time came to an end on Nov. 4 and for many fleet drivers that means more time each day driving in the dark. Less hours of sunlight can lead to fatigue behind the wheel during the fall and winter months.

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).

Speeding Declines After Boston Reduces Limit

Speeding declined significantly in Boston, after the city lowered the limit to 25 miles per hour from 30 mph, according to new analysis from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released today.