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April 20, 2018

How to Drive in the Fog

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.

April 20, 2018

Video: 10 Tips for Driving in Dense Fog

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

Safety Groups Seek End to Roadway Fatalities

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.

April 19, 2018

Maryland Adds Recall Info to Vehicle Registration Process

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

2018 BMW X3 Qualifies for Top Safety Pick+

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.

April 18, 2018

N.J. Startup Offers Video Safety System

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.

April 18, 2018

Work-Related Collisions Account for 40% of Driving Accidents

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 Cars to Communicate With Other Cars by 2021

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

Ignition Interlocks Stopped the Most Drunk Drivers in Wis. Last Year

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).

April 16, 2018

American Traffic Solutions Parent Acquires Toll Management Company

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.

April 16, 2018

Mercedes Recalls 2018 SUVs for Air Bags

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.

April 16, 2018

Video: How to Drive Among Cyclists

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.

April 16, 2018

Navigating Around Bicycles

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 hereVideo courtesy of ROAD iD.

April 12, 2018

Tesla Removed from Crash Investigation for Violating NTSB Rules

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.

April 12, 2018

Toyota Recalls 5 Models for Brake Assist

The recall includes 2018 Toyota Camry and Highlander vehicles, 2017 Toyota Sienna and Tacoma vehicles, and 2017 Lexus RX350 vehicles.

April 12, 2018

Mercedes Recalls 2017-18 Vehicles for Seatback Locks

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.

April 12, 2018

Report Ranks Top Texas Cities for Drunk Driving Fatalities

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

29% of Accidents Occur within 1 Minute of Max Speed

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.

April 11, 2018

Georgia Moves Closer to Hands-Free Driving Law

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

Interim NHTSA Chief Nominated to Lead Agency

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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