The Cost of Traffic Accidents in America: $340 Billion in 2019

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released a report called “The Economic and Societal Impact of Motor Vehicle Crashes, 2019.” According to the report, the costs of one year of vehicle crashes resulted in an estimated 36,500 deaths, 4.5 million injuries, and 23 million damaged vehicles. This cost approximately $340 billion dollars. That’s […]

Drunk Driving Deaths Increase in December

In the US, automobile accidents are a leading cause of death for individuals ages 1-54, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The risk of being in a car accident increases during the holiday season. There are several factors that contribute to this increase, including: impaired driving, distracted driving, tired drivers, increased traffic, […]

If You Feel Different, You Drive Different

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently launched a new safety campaign: If You Feel Different, You Drive Different. This campaign is part of a national effort to fight drunk and drug-impaired driving. The period between August 15th and September 3rd is one of the deadliest times of the year on U.S. roadways, in […]

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

If you’re not getting enough sleep, it could become a problem for yourself and others. According to the CDC, sleep insufficiency could cause: Automobile accidents Workplace accidents Medical errors Chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and depression Increase cancer risk Reduced productivity Needless to say, getting a good night’s sleep is important. But many Americans […]

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently launched the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign in partnership with over 10,000 law enforcement agencies throughout the United States. Labor Day is a high risk period for drunk driving. According to the NHTSA, during the weeks surrounding Labor Day in 2013 half of all of […]