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Motor Vehicle Deaths Drop Slightly in First Half of 2017 But Remain 8% Higher Than Same Period Two Years Ago

Itasca, IL – Preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council indicate motor vehicle deaths in the first six months of 2017 are 1% lower than they were during the same six-month period in 2016. However, the country is fresh off the steepest estimated two-year increase in motor veh…
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National Safety Council Statement on President Trump Declaring the Opioid Crisis a National Emergency

Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council commends President Trump for the decision to declare the opioid crisis a national emergency. We are in the midst of the most fatal drug epidemic in American history. It is time we formally regard it as such, and this declaration does exactly that…
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National Safety Council Statement on Peer Safety Program

Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council applauds the work of Family, Community and Career Leaders of America (FCCLA), in their efforts to support pedestrian safety by encouraging peers to take an active role in their own communities. The "Teen Road Safety Assessment" Initiati…
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Statement from the National Safety Council on IIHS Survey Showing Most Backseat Passengers do not Buckle Up

Itasca, IL – In light of survey results from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the National Safety Council is urging every American to buckle up in every seating position in a vehicle, and for every state to pass laws requiring seat belt use for all vehicle occupants. Seat bel…
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Statement from the National Safety Council on the Updated Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC)

Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council is pleased to see that the latest update to the Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) encourages traffic agencies to collect more comprehensive drug testing data, distraction data and vehicle automation data. These changes are long overdue…
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Statement from the National Safety Council on National Heatstroke Awareness Day

Itasca, IL – In observance of today as National Heatstroke Awareness Day, the National Safety Council is calling on parents and caregivers to look before they lock, and on all states to implement laws to address children being left in cars. Twenty-nine children have perished this year a…
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National Safety Council Statement on NTSB Report, Reducing Speeding-Related Crashes Involving Passenger Vehicles

*This statement can be attributed to Deborah A.P. Hersman, National Safety Council president and CEO *

Itasca, IL – "The National Safety Council applauds the National Transportation Safety Board for examining the correlation between spe…
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National Safety Council: 43 Percent of Americans Admit They May Be Too Tired To Function Safely At Work

Itasca, IL – According to a new National Safety Council survey-based report, 43 percent of Americans say they do not get enough sleep to mitigate critical risks that can jeopardize safety at work and on the roads, including the ability to think clearly, make informed decisions and be pr…
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NSC Reworks '80s Pop Tune with Distracted Driving Message

Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council is putting a new spin on the fight to end distracted driving with a new music video, Everybody Just Drive Tonight, sung to the 1980s pop tune by Wang Chun…
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NSC Honors 51 Organizations with 2017 Industry Leader Award

​Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council awarded 51 organizations with the its 2017 Industry Leader Award for safety performance. The award, a component of the NSC Occupational Awards Program, recognizes outstanding safety achievements of NSC members.

Participants in the NS…
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