Transportation Safety Metric According to a new report titled North Dakota Statewide Traffic Safety Survey, 2016 - American drivers have room for improvement when compared with other developed countries around the world: ...One transportation safety metric, road traffic death rate, is higher than in other developed countries (World Health Organization 2016) (Figure 1.1). Progress has been made [...]
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In 2014, for the sixth consecutive year, motor vehicle traffic crashes were not among the top 10 causes of death in the United States. Motor vehicle crashes were the 13th leading cause of death from 2012 to 2014.
There's a hazard lurking on our highways and roads. One that causes over 100,000 accidents a year yet isn't rightfully acknowledged like well-known road hazards such as drunk driving and texting while driving. This hazard is drowsy driving - a problem that is avoidable under most circumstances. This article will examine drowsy driving, its dangers, [...]
In all the years I have been involved in designing, delivering and implementing Commercial Vehicle Safety Programs and interacted with thousands of Safety Directors I have come to two conclusions: 1. Safety Directors truly care about their drivers safety always referring to them as my people, my team, etc. 2. They exercise stringent hiring criteria [...]
When was the last time you reviewed your formal vehicle policy? Is it up to date considering new and developing federal, state and local regulations regarding distracted driving, cell-phone use, anti-idling regulations? Does it include policies that compliment your in-house safety, maintenance, and green-fleet initiatives? Are you sure your drivers understand it? If you don't [...]
Injuries account for a considerable percentage of health-related expenses. Safeguarding employees from automobiles crashes makes good sense for businesses; traffic crashes cost companies and employers billions of dollars in direct crash-related costs, such as medical care liability, lost productivity and property damage. Cost-conscious companies and employers would be smart to control costs by providing comprehensive [...]
In 2013, motor vehicle crashes killed more than 1,600 people and injured 293,000 while they were working. Over half of the injuries forced people to miss work. Overall, on-the-job crash injuries (fatal and non-fatal) amounted to about 7.6% of all crash injuries. Motor vehicle crashes on and off the job cost employers $47.4 billion in [...]
The National Safety Council (NSC) recently released a report outlining the finding of their latest study. From January to June of this year, the total number of motor-vehicle deaths was at 18,630, a 14% increase from the last 6 months of 2014. The NSC believes there are a number of factors behind these statistics. Firstly, [...]
At its latest meeting, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) elected Jana Simpler as Chair. She has been the Director of the Delaware Office of Highway Safety since 2010, and she has served for both the Association's Executive Board and the Federal Relations Committee. In response to an increase of almost 10 percent in roadway [...]
Florida has implemented CTSTs, or Community Traffic Safety Teams, to help solve traffic safety issues. These teams are comprised of highway safety advocates, and these groups work to solve local traffic concerns that include drivers, roads, and automobiles. Ultimately, CTSTs want to reduce the number of auto accidents and decrease the severity of these crashes. [...]