Even as advances in safety features have brought the overall rate of traffic fatalities down, the number of pedestrians being killed on U.S. roads has risen over the last decade. Part of that could be the fact that SUVs have grown in popularity.
Recently, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) calculated driver death rates in 2017 model vehicles. The independent, nonprofit safety group found substantial evidence that smaller cars fare worse in crashes.
Not necessarily, according to a recent study. Their ability to out-perform humans in terms of safety will depend not only on the accuracy and reliability of their sensors but also on how they weigh the importance of safety.
We've all heard the jokes. It has been a long time since their first driving test. They can't see over the steering wheel.
Did you know that motorcyclists are much more vulnerable in accidents than occupants of passenger vehicles? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists are approximately 28 times as likely to be killed in a motor vehicle crash than are passenger car occupants.
Teen drivers are both youthful and inexperienced. Immaturity, impulsivity and other factors make it harder for teens to drive safely. Moreover, lack of experience in driving can increase the overall chances of a collision. This may be why motor vehicle crashes are the No. 1 cause of death among teenagers.