October 24, 2014 - Industry News
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Virginia Tech released new research examining crash risks associated with driver cell phone use and the relationship to other distracting behaviors. Some study conclusions have generated controversy.
Tags: IIHS, Cell Phone Use, Distracted Driving, National Safety Council, Driving Safety
August 13, 2014 - Industry News
Preliminary data collected by the National Safety Council indicates deaths from motor vehicle crashes during the first six months of 2014 are down 4%, compared to the same six month period last year, according to newly released figures.
Tags: National Safety Council, Highway Fatalities
May 23, 2014 - Industry News
AAA projects 36.1 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 1.5% increase from last year, with more than eight in 10 driving to their destinations.
Tags: Security, AAA, Traffic Congestion, National Safety Council, Crash-Related Injuries, Highways, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch
March 11, 2014 - Industry News
Deborah A.P. Hersman is stepping down as chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board to become president and CEO of the National Safety Council, the council announced.
Tags: National Safety Council, NTSB
February 12, 2014 - Industry News
A new, preliminary estimate shows approximately 35,200 motor vehicle fatalities occurred in 2013, a 3% decrease from the year before, according to the National Safety Council.
Tags: National Safety Council, Fatal Accidents, Highways
June 26, 2013 - Industry News
Fleet managers walked out of Wednesday Fleet Safety Conference keynote speech vowing to change the use of cell phones while driving in both their fleets and their personal lives, following a powerful presentation on distracted driving.
Tags: Distracted Driving, National Safety Council, Fleet Safety Conference, Cell Phones
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