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Tag: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

June 1, 2022 | News & Media

Traffic Deaths Soar To Record Highs (Pedestrian, Bicycle, Motorcycle Fatalities Spike As Well)

More people died on our country’s roadways last year than any year since 2005, according to recently released federal crash statistics. The number of people killed on U.S. roads last …

January 19, 2022 | News & Media

More People Die On Rural Roads Than City Streets. How To Make Kern County’s Rural Roads Safer For All Travelers

The year 2021 was one of the deadliest years on Kern County’s rural highways, according to California Highway Patrol. In June 2021, for example, western Kern County saw eight fatal …

August 11, 2021 | Tips & Information

Roadways more dangerous during summer days thanks to risky driving behavior, teenagers

Our roadways are more dangerous than ever during this time of year due to riskier driving behaviors, according to safety officials. In the last 10 years in the United States, …

November 18, 2020 | Tips & Information

Fatal crashes, risky driving on the rise during pandemic, study shows

One would think that during this pandemic, driving would be much safer due to fewer people being on our roadways. However, research is showing that drivers are exhibiting riskier behavior …

January 9, 2019 | Tips & Information

With exploding airbag recalls continuing, take these steps to protect you and your family

More than five years after federal authorities first called for a national safety recall of the Takata airbags, officials are once again issuing a recall of millions of defective airbags, …

May 16, 2018 | Tips & Information

National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month: Riders, drivers working together to save lives

Did you know that accidents involving motorcycles account for nearly 15 percent of all traffic fatalities, but motorcyclists make up just 3 percent of all registered vehicles in the Unites …

November 8, 2017 | News & Media, Tips & Information

A future with fewer traffic accidents? A look at driverless cars, safety and liability

The U.S. government recently released new federal guidance for automated driving systems that officials say has the potential to change the way we travel. But what does that mean to you, …

May 31, 2017 | Community Service, Tips & Information

Two-wheeled transportation safety tips for bike, motorcycle month and beyond

May is National Bike Month as well as National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, where we celebrate the benefits of riding on two wheels, while remembering the dangers of doing so and …

April 5, 2017 | News & Media, Tips & Information

Hands on the wheel: We can all do our part to end distracted driving

Plain and simple, distracted driving is a deadly behavior. In fact, federal estimates suggest that distraction contributes to 16 percent of all fatal crashes, leading to around 5,000 deaths every year. …

November 9, 2016 | Tips & Information

Don’t snooze on the dangers of driving while drowsy

It’s a fact — driving drowsy is dangerous. It’s estimated that 300,000 crashes every year involve drowsy driving, which also contributes to up to 6,400 deaths per year, according to the AAA …

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