The deadliest accident type is a crash with a fixed object. These auto and vehicle accidents account for a very small proportion of all accidents on our roadways. They are the deadliest because a disproportionate percentage of crashes with a fixed object that involve a very serious injury or a fatality. Many nations and cities throughout the world are studying crashes with fixed objects in an effort to reduce the number of fatalities and serious injuries, and to prevent fixed object collisions. All of the studies are consistent in their discoveries. The factors causing or contributing to these single vehicle crashes have also been consistent between various nations and cities. [Read more…]
More than 40,000 fatalities occurred in vehicle crashes on U.S. roads in 2018, according to the National Safety Council. This is the third year in a row when motor vehicle crash fatalities reached or exceeded 40,000.
In 2018 road deaths were 231 less than in 2017. This is a decrease of roughly 1 percent. Compared with fatalities four years ago, 2018 fatalities were 14 percent higher. In Virginia, 817 people died, a three percent decrease from last year. These numbers represent a “leveling off” of the number of fatalities after many years of increases. [Read more…]