Category «Safety Facts»

Police Reports Don’t Capture the Real Reasons Drivers Crash

  ​Incomplete data is hurting efforts to save lives. The National Safety Council examined police reports from 50 states and Washington, D.C., to determine what data states are tracking with regard to motor vehicle crashes. NSC found that no state fully captures the data required by government and traffic safety organizations to understand the real causes of crashes and effectively address …

Motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death among children in the United States

Motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death among children in the United States. But many of these deaths can be prevented. In the United States, 663 children ages 12 years and younger died as occupants in motor vehicle crashes during 2015, and more than 121,350 were injured in 2014. One CDC study found that, …