April 20, 2018
Fog reduces visibility, which creates a visual hazard for drivers, who should use their low-beam headlights and increase following distance. For eight other tips about driving in the fog, click here. Video courtesy of ABC News.
Spring rains can often mean fog is on the horizon. Dense fog poses a serious driving situation because few conditions restrict visibility more than dense fog.
April 19, 2018
A coalition of safety groups has released an ambitious plan to eliminate roadway deaths by 2050 in response to rising fatalities in recent years that have reversed the progress of earlier decades.
Maryland will begin notifying vehicle owners this month about outstanding safety recalls as part of its registration process, according to a report in the Frederick News-Post. Maryland is the only state providing recall information to its vehicle owners.
April 18, 2018
The 2018 BMW X3 has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick+, when the midsize luxury SUV is equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights.
The Drivesafe Camera combines facial recognition technology, a video analytic algorithm, and advanced driver assistance system that detects hazardous driving behaviors such as drowsiness and distractions to alert the driver.
About 40% of motor vehicle accidents are work-related, which poses a significant risk to employees who drive for their jobs, according to a new report based on U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics.
April 17, 2018
Toyota will begin implementing a sensor-based system in its vehicles by 2021 that will allow them to communicate with other vehicles on the road as well as infrastructure to reduce collisions, the automaker has announced.
April 16, 2018
A state-by-state breakdown of drunk driving attempts prevented by ignition interlocks shows that a total of 354,372 incidents of driving while intoxicated were averted nationwide in 2017, according to Mothers Against Drink Driving (MADD).
The corporate parent of toll management fleet services provider American Traffic Solutions (ATS) has acquired a Miami-based toll collection company and a European traffic fee company, according to a release.
Mercedes-Benz U.S.A., LLC is recalling approximately 57 2018 AMG GT, AMG GT C, GLC43 AMG 4Matic, GLC300, GLC300 4Matic and GLC350e 4Matic vehicles because the housing for the driver side air bag inflator may have been made with defective steel.
Cyclists have a legal right to the road. As a driver, showing respect and courtesy when sharing the road can help cut down on accidents and save lives.
Drivers in congested urban areas may need to share the road with bicycles. Bob Mionske, a cycling lawyer, provides tips for how to properly and safely do this. Read the full safety tip here. Video courtesy of ROAD iD.
April 12, 2018
Tesla will no longer be able to participate in the National Transportation Safety Board investigation of a fatal crash involving a Tesla Model X after it violated the agency’s rules on sharing investigative information before being vetted and confirmed.
The recall includes 2018 Toyota Camry and Highlander vehicles, 2017 Toyota Sienna and Tacoma vehicles, and 2017 Lexus RX350 vehicles.
Mercedes-Benz U.S.A., LLC is recalling over 3,000 vehicles dues to the seat belts of the front seats may not lock correctly on the right side of the seat.
A new report finds Odessa, Midland, and Dallas have had the state’s highest percentage of drunken-driving fatalities per 100,000 residents over the past five years.
April 11, 2018
A recent analysis of patterns in accident data finds that 29% of accidents happened within one minute of the driver reaching the maximum speed during their trip. The remaining 71% of accidents occurred within the first 10 minutes of reaching maximum speed.
Georgia lawmakers passed the Hands-Free Georgia Act on March 29, the final day of the 2018 General Assembly. The distracted driving legislation prevents motorists from holding cellphones while behind the wheel.
April 6, 2018
President Donald Trump has nominated Heidi King to lead the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration more than a year after taking office. King has been serving as the interim head of the nation's top road safety agency.
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