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We are all guilty of checking a text, writing an email, or even checking a social media account while driving. Soon, police may have a tool to confirm if you were illegally using your phone while driving. NPR reported on an innovative technology that will allow police to use the device to crack into phones…

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently published their findings and comparison of rural and urban traffic fatalities. The NHTSA analyzed data regarding fatal crashes in urban and rural areas and a variety of factors including time of day, speed, alcohol, restraint use, rollover crashes, driver characteristics and non-occupants. They found that although only…

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued a press release about the disturbing increase in traffic fatalities across the U.S. in 2015. The White House and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a call to action to data scientists and public health experts because 2,348 more people were killed in crashes in…

Traffic Fatalities Down in 2014

Traffic Fatalities Down in 2014 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued a press release about the reduction in traffic fatalities in 2014. In 2014, 32,675 people were killed in traffic crashes across the nation, which was a 0.1-percent decrease from the previous year. Unfortunately, early estimates of 2015 traffic fatality rates show…

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