Kristen Inbody Great Falls Tribune Published 5:51 PM EDT Jul 1, 2019 Montana is averaging nearly one road death a day this summer, reversing a long trend toward safer roads in Big Sky Country. This June has been the deadliest on Montana roads in 10 years, the Montana Department of Transportation reported. And that's just the start of what's called the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer, the time from Memorial Day to Labor Day when deaths on the road spike in frequency. In the summer, the clear roads, long days and clear skies often lull drivers into complacency when it comes to driving — at the same time as more drivers (and pedestrians, ATV riders, motorcyclists and bikers) are on the road. Drivers are more likely to drink beer at the lake and drive home, tangle up with a driver on an unfamiliar road and put the pedal down as they zip around on dry roads. Nearly 30 deaths, an average of almost one a day, have occurred on Montana roads since the beginning of June. The … [Read more...] about This June is deadliest June on Montana roads in a decade
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Posted November 04, 2018 at 08:45 AM | Updated November 04, 2018 at 08:46 AM By Larry Higgs | NJ Advance Media Last year, was the deadliest year on New Jersey roads since 2007 with 624 people dying in traffic crashes across the state. Driver behavior is the the common factor safety experts cite when asked about reasons for the increase in fatal crashes. Distracted driving has been ranked by State Police as the leading contributing factor in fatal crashes for six years running. State Police said speeding was second most common factor in fatal crashes in their most recent analysis of traffic fatalities. Experts said speed amplifies the severity of a crash from injury to death, especially when a pedestrian or cyclist is involved. And impaired driving still remains a leading cause of traffic fatalities, despite the best efforts of police and the safety community to combat it. The following list is complied from state Department of Transportation crash … [Read more...] about The deadliest highways for crashes last year in N.J.
By Holly Shively, Staff Writer Labor Day weekend is the least traveled holiday of the year for motorists or air travelers, but it’s one of the most dangerous as drunk-driving fatalities spike.Crowded roads and higher gas prices will greet motorists as they head out this weekend for what AAA expects to be the busiest Labor Day for travel in more than a decade. The number of Ohioans traveling for the holiday is projected to rise 8.2 percent when compared with this past year, due to the growing economy and a consumer confidence rate that hit near an 18-year high this month, according to AAA.“It’s appropriate to finish off a busy summer travel season with a busy Labor Day,” Kathy Schwind of AAA Ohio said.About 85 percent of Labor Day weekend travelers opt to drive to their destination, according to AAA. At the same time, the Ohio Department of Transportation has about 550 projects on highways and bridges under construction in the state. Recommended for … [Read more...] about Labor Day weekend likely to see uptick in alcohol-related crashes
Ashley Halsey III, The Washington Post Published 11:38 am PDT, Thursday, August 23, 2018 Traffic along the Capital Beltway in the Washington, D.C., area. Traffic along the Capital Beltway in the Washington, D.C., area. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Katherine Frey Photo: Washington Post Photo By Katherine Frey Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Traffic along the Capital Beltway in the Washington, D.C., area. Traffic along the Capital Beltway in the Washington, D.C., area. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Katherine Frey The number of Americans fleeing vehicle crashes is on the rise 1 / 1 Back to Gallery WASHINGTON - One day this month when a sports car broke down on a Wednesday night, another car crashed into it … [Read more...] about The number of Americans fleeing vehicle crashes is on the rise
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by Place 31 A four-day loop through the German states of Baden-Württemberg, Rheinland-Pfalz and Hessen was made all the better by unexpected company. ByJada Yuan and John Eligon Aug. 21, 2018 Our columnist, Jada Yuan, is visiting each destination on our 52 Places to Go in 2018 list. This dispatch brings her to West Germany, which took the No. 23 spot on the list; it is the 31st stop on Jada’s itinerary. “Google Maps, where have you taken us?” I screamed at my phone for maybe the fifth time in an hour. I was blindly following a disembodied GPS voice off the autobahn and onto a series of hairpin turns down a mountainside in southwestern Germany’s Black Forest. My travel companion, John Eligon, a national correspondent covering race for the Times who happened to be in … [Read more...] about The 52 Places Traveler: A Road (and River) Trip Through Western Germany