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10Drowsy driving involved in 21 percent of fatal car accidents [w/video]

AAA Says Fatigue-Related Crashes Significantly Underreported

AAA estimates drowsy driving is responsible for 6,400 deaths a year.

37Odds of dying in a traffic accident depend on which state you reside in

Motorists in Massachusetts and Washington DC can breathe easier on their afternoon commutes today. Their chances of dying in a traffic accident are the lowest in the nation. Drivers in West Virginia, South Carolina and North Dakota, on the other hand, may want to be especially vigilant. They're collectively navigating some of the deadliest roads in the United States.

5Car Shopping For A Teen? Here's What You Need To Know

Many used cars don't contain criticial safety features that could keep kids safer

Teen drivers are the most vulnerable motorists on the road. They take unnecessary risks. They're inexperienced. They're more likely to sit behind the wheel of used cars that don't contain the latest safety technology.

59NHTSA says car accidents cost every American about $900 in 2010

Car accidents carry a heavy price tag for Americans, regardless of whether or not they've been involved in a crash themselves.

33EU road fatalities halved

Driving in Europe is the safest it's been in over 10 years, according to a report from the independent European Transport Safety Council. Fatalities on European Union and Swiss roads fell to around 12,000 in 2012, less than half of the 28,000 deaths in 2001.

AddNew York Focuses On Rising Pedestrian Deaths

Big Apple is 1 of 3 U.S. cities to receive federal grant money Friday

For the past two weeks, New Yorkers have marveled at the sights of the latest concept cars and production vehicles at the annual New York Auto Show. As the show winds into its final weekend, they're turning their attention back toward the darker side of driving.

4Pedestrian Deaths Drop For First Time In Four Years

One of the deadliest states made the biggest improvement

For the first time in four years, the number of pedestrians killed on American roads has fallen.

6Road Safety Improves For Senior Citizens

Study says seniors have reduced fatal accidents faster than middle-aged counterparts

Senior citizens are safer on the road these days. They're less likely to be involved in car accidents than they have been in the past. And if they do crash, they're less likely to be hurt or killed.

89The Best And Worst States For Traffic Safety Laws

As road deaths rise, there's fewer attempts to protect Americans

More Americans are dying in traffic accidents. Fewer laws are being passed to protect them. Those are the conclusions of a traffic safety group that monitors state-by-state efforts to regulate the rules of the road.

118NYC to track traffic fatalities on website as new mayor vows to end them in 10 years

A world without traffic fatalities sounds like a pretty nice future. New York's newly inaugurated mayor, Bill de Blasio, is aiming to make the Big Apple just such a place, following through on his ambitious "Vision Zero" plan to eliminate all fatalities to drivers, passengers, cyclists and pedestrians on the city's streets within 10 years.

3Advocacy Group Will Monitor Every Traffic Death In NYC

Right of Way holding Mayor de Blasio to his promise of eliminating all fatalities

Right of Way, an advocacy group in New York City, is holding new mayor Bill de Blasio to his promise of eliminating all traffic fatalities in the city by 2024. The group is tracking every single death that occurs on city roads in the coming year. The organization calls the effort the "Vision Zero Clock."

21A Dangerous Day To Be Walking Outside

More pedestrians are killed on Dec. 23 than any other date on the calendar

More pedestrians have been killed on December 23 in traffic accidents than on any other day on the calendar, according to a recent analysis conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

AddPrevent Distracted Driving? Government Can't Move Fast Enough

Some people using apps to shop on Amazon while driving

Distracted driving is a scourge on American roads, but the federal agency charged with keeping motorists safe is in a poor position to address the problem.

17Traffic Fatalities Rise For First Time In Seven Years

Pedestrians, motorcyclists, bicylists bear brunt of increase

The number of Americans killed in traffic accidents increased in 2012 for the first time in seven years.

6Halloween Is One Of The Deadliest Days For Pedestrians

AAA has list of safety tips for concerned parents

Halloween is scary for reasons beyond ghosts, goblins and witches. It's one of the deadliest days on the calendar for pedestrians.

AddThe Next Steps To Making The Self-Driving Car A Reality

One of world's biggest automotive suppliers joins forces with one of biggest tech companies

Self-driving cars often sound like something out of science fiction. But they are inching closer to reality.

57Medical Costs For Unhelmeted Motorcycle Riders Skyrockets

After helmet law was repealed, injuries rose in Michigan, study says

Motorcyclists pay a high price for the freedom of the road.

91More drivers than ever are dying on US roads

Our sister site, AOL Autos, reports more people are dying in car accidents in the US than ever before. Fatalities jumped by 5.3 percent last year to 34,080 deaths, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The increase is due in part to the fact that Americans are also driving more than ever before, covering 0.3-percent more miles in 2012 than 2011. NHTSA says that may be due to the fact that modern vehicles offer better fuel efficiency than before, and thus allow drivers

45More Americans Dying On U.S. Roads

Experts facing across-the-board increases in traffic fatalities

Grim news from America's roads: Across the country, more people are dying in traffic accidents.

13CDC releases results of largest survey ever on drowsy driving

We all know that driving while texting or under the influence of drugs or alcohol is extremely dangerous, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just released a survey taken back in 2009 and 2010 by the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) showing just how lethal drowsy driving can be. According to the survey, drowsy driving accounted for almost 730 fatal crashes and around 30,000 non-fatal crashes in 2009, and it shows that 4.2 percent of more than 147,000 respondents

4New Year's Day, not St. Patrick's, most deadly on US roads

Earlier this month, as part of its conclusions to an investigation into wrong-way driving crashes, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommend ignition interlocks for all those convicted of a DUI. That means every first-time offender couldn't start his car until he had satisfied the breathalyzer attached to his ignition. With the nation's deadliest hours for drunk driving approaching, New Year's Day, the American Automobile Association (AAA) has pointed out the dangers of the holid

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