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Speeding

Overview Speeding endangers everyone on the road: In 2019, speeding killed 9,478 people. We all know the frustrations of modern life and juggling a busy schedule, but speed limits are put in place to protect all road users. Learn about

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July is National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is continuing its annual Vehicle Theft Prevention campaign in July. During the month, NHTSA is highlighting the potential for motor vehicle theft, preventive measures vehicle owners should take, the importance

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Celebrate America Safely This July 4th

Know That Impaired Driving Is Deadly On July 4th, America celebrates the birth of our nation. Around the holiday, sadly, we often see an increase in impaired driving crashes. From 2015 to 2019, there were 1,339 drivers killed in motor vehicle

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2020 Fatality Data Show Increased Traffic Fatalities During Pandemic

Risky Driving Behaviors Including Failure to Wear a Seatbelt, Speeding, and Drinking While Driving Identified as Contributing Factors The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today released preliminary estimates of crash fatalities in 2020 involving motor vehicle

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Everyone Can Help Prevent Hot Car Deaths

Parents and Caregivers Never leave a child in a vehicle unattended — even if the windows are partially open or the engine is running, and the air conditioning is on. Make it a habit to check your entire vehicle —

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Family Emergency Plan

The National Safety Council recommends every family have an emergency plan in place in the event of a natural disaster or other catastrophic event. Spring is a great time to review that plan with family members. Have a home and car emergency kit. The

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Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Anything that burns fuel can potentially become a source of carbon monoxide, an invisible, odorless gas that can kill. CO alarms should be installed in a central location outside each bedroom and on every level of the home. The safety tips

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Driving Can Present Some Challenges for Older Adults

Similar to new teen drivers, older adult drivers are likely to feel more independent with a driver’s license and access to a vehicle. As we age, however, it is important to realize that mental reaction, situational awareness, vision and motor controls

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Road to Zero: A Plan to Eliminate Roadway Deaths

The Road to Zero Coalition, managed by the National Safety Council, released a comprehensive report laying out strategies to end roadway deaths in the U.S. by 2050. It is the first time so many organizations have collaborated to put forth a plan

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Parents Less Likely to be Distracted by Technology when Driving with Children

Parents rank texts, phone calls and children in the back seat as the top three driving distractions, according to a new survey released today from the National Safety Council and the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Association (CVVFA) Emergency Responder Safety Institute. While backseat

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