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February 2015

More Motorcyclists Are Hitting the Road Than Ever Before

In 2011, there were more than 8 million people riding motorcycles and two-wheel scooters in the United States. More motorcyclists are hitting the road than ever before, and that number shows no signs of decreasing. Motorcycling is a great hobby and a wonderful and economical way to commute. As more car drivers switch to a life on two-wheels, however, motorcycle accidents are also increasing….

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NTSB Will Tackle Commercial Trucking Safety in 2015

The NTSB will tackle commercial trucking safety in 2015. Why? For one reason, trucking accident fatalities actually increased in 2013, despite the fact that motor vehicle fatalities decreased by 3% during the same time. On their agenda includes active safety systems, underride guard improvements, and reducing distracted driving. Who is the NTSB? The NTSB is a federal agency that is charged by Congress…

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The U.S. Saw a 3% Decline in Traffic Deaths in 2013

According to data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the overall traffic deaths in the United States fell by 3% in 2013. Overall, 32,719 people died in traffic collisions in 2013 – down from 33,782 in 2012. In particular, deaths by drunk and distracted drivers fell. Why were our roadways safer? It seems that there were three main factors associated with…

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