36,750 people died on US roads in 2018, a slight decline

19 Jun
1998 and 2015 Toyota Corolla crash testIn a year-over-year analysis, vehicle traffic fatalities dropped slightly in 2018 compared to 2017. Although 36,750 people are estimated to have died on U.S. roads last year, the figure is down 1 percent from 2017 figures. The Department of Transportation and NHTSA compiled the statistics and released the report this month, which shows the final...

Volvo rolls out post-crash checklist for drivers

15 May
2020 Volvo XC90Volvo owners involved in a crash will have immediate support from the automaker. The brand announced Tuesday its Volvo Car Accident Advisor, which delivers an essential checklist to a driver's smartphone if the vehicle detects it has been in a crash. The feature will be available to all 2015.5 and newer Volvo vehicles in the U.S. via the cars'...

Even a light drizzle increases the risk of a fatal car crash

25 Apr
Magna Powertrain three-motor Model S setupIt doesn't take much rainfall to increase the risk of a deadly car crash. A study published in the April issue of the American Meteorological Society Bulletin revealed that rain, snow, and ice increase the risk of a deadly crash by 34 percent on average. It's the light rain that drivers should consider more often, though. Even when the rain is...

Unsafe at any speed: Houston, Dallas top worst cities in US for traffic deaths

2 Oct
Car accidentIf you feel like news stories of traffic-related deaths have been everywhere recently, it’s not all in your head. In 2016, 37,461 people were killed in crashes on U.S. roads, an increase of 5.6 percent over 2015, which had seen its own increase of 10.5 percent from the year before. A lengthy report by the Houston Chronicle compiled data from...