Let science show you how to skip your next roadway disaster.
Road traffic deaths are now the eighth-leading cause of death for all age groups—killing more people than tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS—and the leading cause of death for children and young adults between the ages of 5 and 29.
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Motor vehicle crashes are the #1 cause of death for children and young adults ages 5 to 24, and the #2 cause of death for adults 25 and older and for toddlers, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Crashes also are the #1 cause of workplace fatalities.
The worldwide prevalence of traffic deaths has prompted the United Nations to declare 2011-2020 the “Decade of Action for Road Safety.” As more countries work to adopt policies to curb the rising issue of traffic fatalities and injuries, more research must be done about best practices and policies to reduce such fatalities and injuries.
The inside story of how the trucking industry and politicians have conspired to make our highways less safe.
Since 2011, all American cars have also had electronic stability control, which detects skidding and then applies the brakes to individual wheels to stop the slide. Together, these two technologies cut fatal crashes by 15 percent in cars and 27 percent in light trucks and vans.
Automation on the roads could be the great public-health achievement of the 21st century.
As automotive journalists, we at Edmunds.com tend to be a little more practiced on the road than the average driver. Not only is driving cars our job but we're required to go to high-performance driving school every year "for insurance purposes." So take it from us when we say we know a thing or two about how to avoid a car accident.
Before you drive, think about how wonderful life is, your loved ones (even if you’ve sorted your estate planning), your business and the other great dreams you still have to achieve in life. Be proactive by taking precaution and removing all forms of distractions that might hinder your focus along the way. Life is worth living!
With resolution A/RES/64/255 of 10 May 2010, the UN General Assembly proclaimed the period 2011–2020 as the Decade of Action for Road Safety, with a goal to stabilize and then reduce the forecast level of road traffic fatalities around the world by increasing activities conducted at the national, regional and global levels.
The people behind teendriversource.org are a team of researchers, educators, and communicators from the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute. This Teen Driver Safety Research team takes a multidisciplinary approach to study the causes of teen driver-related crashes and then provides research-based and evidence-informed information, tools, and other resources on this site to help prevent these crashes.
Injury prevention & control: motor vehicle safety.