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Traffic deaths projected to decline, first time since 2020

Fewer deaths overall, and per miles traveled

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House committee sounds alarm on rising U.S. traffic deaths

Day or night, rural or urban, more people are dying, transportation official says

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U.S. traffic deaths jumped 10.5% in early 2021

Some 8,730 people died in car crashes in the first three months, NHTSA says

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Pandemic set off a deadly rise in speeding, and we're not slowing down

CHP tickets for speeding over 100 mph have nearly doubled

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U.S. traffic deaths up 7% in 2020, yet miles traveled fell 13%

NHTSA blames speed during lockdown for the most fatalities since 2007

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U.S. traffic deaths up despite coronavirus lockdowns as drivers took risks

More speeding, more drinking, more drugs, less enforcement

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U.S. traffic deaths fell 2% in 2019, the third straight yearly drop

Recently, however, fatality rates have been going up

Traffic deaths in the U.S. fell for the third consecutive year in 2019, the government's road safety agency reported. The downward trend is continuing into this year with people driving fewer miles due to the pandemic, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday. The decrease came even though vehicle miles traveled increased by nearly 1%, reducing the fatality rate to 1.1 per 100 million miles traveled.

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Pedestrian and bicyclist deaths rise in 2018

But overall traffic fatalities fell to their lowest rate since 2014

But overall traffic fatalities fell to their lowest rate since 2014.

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IIHS study: higher speed limits led to 36,000 extra deaths

IIHS looks at the effects of increasing speed limits from 1993 to 2017

IIHS looks at the effects of increasing speed limits from 1993 to 2017

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U.S. vehicular fatalities top 40,000 in 2018 for third straight year

National Safety Council says the number is up 14 percent from four years ago

National Safety Council says the number is up 14 percent from four years ago.

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WHO: Traffic injuries are leading killer of children and young people

Report says there are 1.35 million annual traffic deaths worldwide

Report says there are 1.35 million annual traffic deaths worldwide.

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A teen driving with other teens is deadlier for everyone on the road

The chance of a fatality rises dramatically

The chance of a fatality rises dramatically.

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Despite slight improvement, 2017 was another deadly year for pedestrians

Nearly 6,000 pedestrians were killed by motorists in 2017

Nearly 6,000 pedestrians were killed by motorists in 2017.

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U.S. traffic deaths fall 3.1 percent in first half of 2018

They fell for 2017, too

They fell for 2017, too.

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Why pedestrian death rate is shooting up, and how to save more lives

IIHS says one vehicle type has an 81 percent spike in fatalities

Pedestrian deaths in the U.S. are climbing at an alarming rate, jumping 46 percent since reaching a low point in 2009, according to federal data. Now, a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety identifies some trends behind the numbers and offers some recommendations.

Pokemon Go led to hundreds of traffic deaths, study suggests

More deaths, more injuries in far more car crashes, Purdue researchers say

The spike in car crashes went away when the Pokemon craze faded.

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Traffic fatalities at their highest since 2007

Fatal accidents up 5.6 percent, but distracted driving is actually down.

Surprisingly, there is some good news.

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Pedestrian deaths spike: Distracted driving - and walking - blamed

Up an estimated 11 percent over the previous year.

That's 6,000 pedestrians killed, an additional 620 more than the year before.

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