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  • How the U.S. Ranks on Road Safety

    Although it may be surprising to some, the United States is home to the most dangerous roadways in all of the industrialized world. As other countries have become progressively safer for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists, the United States continues to lag behind, leading to a high number of injuries and deaths in car crashes across the country. While road safety in the rest of the industrialized ...
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  • Will Drugged Driving Overtake Drunk Driving as a Leading Cause of Crashes?

    For decades, we have learned about the dangers of drunk driving and the devastating impact it can have on the road: there were over 10,000 people killed by drunk drivers in 2016 alone. Recently, however, there has been a rise in a new threat that has impacted drivers across the country: drugged driving. A 2014 survey found that an estimated 1 in 4 drivers tested positive for a minimum of one drug ...
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  • South Florida's Ongoing Effort to Improve Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety

    Pedestrian fatalities are the highest they have been in a decade, and the state of Florida ranks among the most dangerous in the country for walkers. In fact, Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach ranked as the 11th most dangerous metropolitan communities for pedestrians in a recent report from Smart Growth America. In response to this issue, government agencies in South Florida are taking steps ...
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  • Why So Few Vehicles Get Top Safety Ratings Today

    When you purchase a new vehicle, safety is likely one of the top priorities that you take into consideration when making your choice. However, if you were to begin shopping for a new vehicle today, you might be surprised to learn that just 15 vehicles currently make the list of "Top Safety Pick+" according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This means that of the literally ...
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