From 6 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday, Toronto Police arrested 23 people for impaired driving. In one case, a person was more than four times over the legal limit. Another driver was passed out in a drive-thru.
The New York City-bound entrance of the Holland Tunnel in Jersey City, New Jersey, was redecorated Monday night. The Christmas tree wreath was moved over to the "A" in "Holland" and the round wreath over the "U" in "Tunnel" taken to the Journal Square PATH station, officials said. The wreath over the "O" stayed put.
Virginia residents living in the Interstate 81 corridor want $2 billion in proposed highway upgrades implemented, but disagree whether tolls or taxes are the best way to pay for it, an industry poll showed Monday.
Under changes to Criminal Code starting Tuesday, police will be able to carry out what is called mandatory alcohol screening, which means officers can demand a breath sample at the roadside from any driver who has been lawfully stopped.
Across the country, but especially in rural regions, having a reliable vehicle can make or break your health; according to a 2015 report from the National Conference of State Legislatures, an estimated 3.6 million Americans forgo medical care because they lack transportation.
A new analysis from the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia showed that less white and less affluent neighborhoods comprise 49 percent of the city’s most dangerous streets — despite containing only about 35 percent of the city’s total street mileage.
In a statement, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “Getting more Londoners cycling is essential for our city’s future health and prosperity, and our new Action Plan shows how we’re going to go further than ever before to make this a reality.
As of 7:15 a.m. Monday, police have responded to more than 1,177 crashes and just shy of 1,589 disabled vehicles. According to police, the majority of the crashes occurred in the regions along the I-81 corridor, southern Virginia and central Virginia.
"Out of the 1,177 total traffic crashes statewide since 12:01 a.m. Sunday (Dec. 9) through 10 a.m. Monday (Dec. 10) that Virginia State Police personnel have responded to, 398 traffic crashes have occurred in the Richmond Division," a Virginia State Police spokesperson said.
The National Weather Service in Blacksburg, Va. issued a hazardous weather outlook Monday warning of below freezing temperatures that would turn snow melt into black ice covering the region’s roadways. Temperatures were not expected to warm above freezing until later this morning.
The issues “were not the result of traffic crashes in the northbound lanes of I-81. Deteriorating road conditions and too much traffic on the interstate led to the extended stoppages... As soon as the wreckers would get the stuck vehicles freed and the troopers would let more vehicles move through, the next group of vehicles would lose control and get stuck ... and the process would start all over again,” Geller said.
The Virginia Pilot reports that the speed limit will increase from 60 to 65 mph on a 9.5 mile stretch in parts of Newport News and Hampton Roads. The stretch will start at Jefferson Avenue and end just east of Hampton Roads Center Parkway.
VSP will start a focused HOV enforcement on I-66 express lanes inside the Beltway tomorrow (Thursday) during the morning and afternoon rush hour periods, the Virginia Department of Transportation recently announced.
Renee Callahan of the Montana-based Center for Large Landscapes Conservation says driver-animal collisions remain vastly under reported. She points to a 2017 study by Virginia's transportation agency that showed law enforcement tallies of deer-driver collisions were 8.5 times lower than the number of carcass removals. An adjusted tally showed deer collisions ranked fourth among the 14 types of costliest collisions in Virginia, adding up to more than $500 million per year.
Ohio's State Highway Patrol says a recent enforcement and awareness effort on impaired driving as part of a multi-state law enforcement partnership resulted in a total of 700 arrests for driving under the influence.
To help prevent traffic deaths and injuries during the Life Saver Weekend, the Virginia State Police will once again be participating in Operation C.A.R.E., an acronym for the Crash Awareness and Reduction Effort. Operation C.A.R.E. is a state-sponsored, national program designed to reduce crashes, fatalities and injuries caused by speeding, impaired driving and failure to use occupant restraints.
Police pulled over 141 drivers along Chippenham Parkway in one night. Officers issued more than 160 summonses to speeding drivers, reckless drivers, and drivers who did not move over for stopped emergency vehicles, according to a Chesterfield Police spokesperson.
“Focusing on roundabouts, we saw no fatalities at all within roundabouts as contrasted to a more conventional cross intersection,” said Executive Director of Risk Institute Phil Renaud. “There’s plenty of signage that requires people to yield and pay attention as they approach the roundabout.”
John Washington of Silver Spring, Maryland, was charged with reckless driving and failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, Arlington police said Friday morning. The woman was seriously hurt during the morning rush hour Thursday when she was hit by the dump truck Washington, 63, was driving. The victim managed to push the stroller out of harm's way.
The law, which was passed in March 2017 by Gov. Gary Herbert, will define driving under the influence as having a "blood or breath alcohol concentration of .05 grams or greater," which is lower than the nationwide standard of .08.
Virginia is launching a new effort to stop people from continuing to die on the state’s roads. The first focus of the newly formed Executive Leadership Team on Highway Safety is distracted driving, but it expects to focus on additional areas like driver education, law enforcement and additional roadway design changes in the future.
A record 42 million adults 65 and older are driving on America’s roads, and the number is expected to increase significantly over the next decade, which would make them the country’s largest driving population. Almost half of these older adults report using seven or more medications while remaining active drivers, and nearly one in five use medications that should be avoided.
“The trajectory of the industry, not just at Waymo, is going to depend on a lot of these early experiences. Do people feel safe? Do people feel comfortable? Is it seamless?” Samaras said. “If it is, we’ll see more of it. If not, people will go back to the engineering room.”
In the Indiana crash, a truck hit the school bus from behind just after 9 a.m. on US 31 near Argos, about 30 miles south of South Bend, the Indiana State Police said. Two other fatal crashes involving buses transporting children to or from events happened this week in Illinois and Arkansas.
Shoppers rushing home with their treasures this holiday season can add another thing to their to-do lists: Stay alert for the signs of aggressive driving in other drivers or perhaps even bubbling up in themselves.
RCMP on Vancouver Island are investigating after a potentially intoxicated man fell asleep at the helm of a fishing boat, spotted speeding in circles off the shores of Port Hardy. “It was determined that the boat operator was grossly impaired and an open container of liquor was located nearby,” reads the release.
States with moderate to strong bans have motorcycle fatality rates that differ by as much as 11 percent compared to states with no bans, according to a study by faculty at Florida Atlantic University and the University of Miami.
At times, Slaymaker-Walker was driving at speeds of 73 to 77 miles per hour just before the fatal crash, Stedman said. The crash occurred a short distance from Warwick High School and the area had a posted speed limit of 25 miles per hour. She crashed into six other vehicles before the final collision that killed the teens, authorities said.
“VDOT has taken measures to pretreat roads and prepare equipment, crews, and materials ahead of the storm,” said Secretary of Transportation Shannon Valentine. “Safety is our top priority. Driving conditions are expected to be hazardous, and motorists are urged to stay off the roads until the storm passes and road conditions are improved.”
Alcohol was a factor in at least two of the fatal crashes. Four of those killed were not wearing seat belts. In addition, state police cited 7,419 speeders and 2,157 reckless drivers. A total of 102 drunken drivers were taken off Virginia’s roads and arrested by state troopers.
Governor Ralph Northam today urged Virginians to help drive change in the Commonwealth’s traffic safety culture by joining the Toward Zero Deaths Virginia movement. Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) is a national strategy on highway safety that uses a unified approach to change driver behavior and improve highway safety with a goal of ultimately reducing the number of traffic-related serious injuries or deaths to zero.
As part of the global Vision Zero initiative, Charlotte is aiming to eliminate pedestrian deaths on the city’s streets by 2030. But deaths are trending the wrong way right now. City Council on Monday unanimously approved a new set of traffic-calming measures that are intended to make the city’s neighborhoods safer. Those measures include making it easier to lower speed limits on neighborhood streets to 25 mph and simplifying the process to request stop signs and speed humps.
MnDOT is working with farmers who have fields adjacent to highways to create living snow fences by leaving rows of corn standing or stacked bales by the road. These fences help trap snow and deposit it into ditches instead blowing onto the roadway. The goal is to create drift-free roads, which according to MnDOT are achievable through proper road design and snow fences.
The 18-year-old boy was traveling through the town of Hemer, Germany when officers pointed their speed guns towards the offender. Statements from the department show that the car had reached 95 kilometers per hours (59 miles per hour) in the 50 km/h (30 mph), nearly double the posted speed limit.
A Chesterfield man is accused of drunk driving and crashing into a marked Chesterfield Police cruiser Sunday morning. Steven D. Montgomery, 61, was driving a Chevrolet truck when he ran a stop sign and struck the driver’s side of a marked Chesterfield Police cruiser, according to police.
Daniel Krenicky, 32, has been charged with driving under the influence, involuntary manslaughter, two counts of felony child endangerment and reckless driving by speed. Police said Daniel Krenicky was under the influence with his children in the car when he drove his 2002 Pontiac off the road on November 17 and struck a culvert pipe.
Nazrul Islam, who had disrupted sleep in the hours before the incident, said he did not hear the car door open, or see the interior light turn on before taking off while his back-seat passenger was halfway out of the vehicle.
Waymo is reportedly rolling out additional safety measures for its self-driving vehicle fleets, reintroducing safety drivers and installing cameras to monitor driver fatigue. The Information reports that these changes were put into place due to safety concerns, and they come after a handful of recent traffic incidents.
Lt. Jason Elmore first posted about the “move over” law Monday on social media, asking family and friends of first responders to post photos, holding signs that say "move over.” This social media campaign’s message is clear: these first responders want to make sure everyone comes home.
One of the important criteria in Amazon's high-profile search for a second (and third) corporate headquarters was access to public transportation for the company's employees. The company chose Queens, N.Y. and Arlington, Va. for its new HQ2s — both locations will be near subway stops. And a new study finds Amazon is not alone in this regard...
Just over half of 2018 model vehicles IIHS evaluated are available with headlights that do an adequate job of lighting the road at night and limiting glare for oncoming drivers, but most good-rated headlights are optional or bundled with features that can raise the price of the vehicle.
General Motors vehicles with forward collision warning (FCW) and automatic emergency braking (AEB) saw a big drop in police-reported front-to-rear crashes when compared with the same cars without those systems, according to a new report by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Those crashes dropped 43 percent, the IIHS found, and injuries in the same type of crashes fell 64 percent.
The Department of Motor Vehicles is reminding drivers to wear their seat belts as Virginia police officers will be conducting a 'click it or ticket campaign' in November. The 'Click It or Ticket' campaign runs through November 30 and will combine high visibility of seat belt and child safety seat laws with outreach and education.
"People just don't realize bad things can happen until it happens,” Carter Hill Sr. said, sitting at his kitchen table. Thanksgiving Day, it will be filled with over a dozen people, but there’s one less seat at the table. "It's the worst thing that could ever happen to you,” Carter Hill Sr. said.
Operation Close Pass saw the officers cycling on roads in the vicinity of County Hall. A marked police motorcycle stopped any drivers who passed too close to the officers on their bikes and offered them the chance to return to the Operation Close Pass base, where they were educated on the rules and regulations in the Highway Code in relation to safely passing cyclists and motorcyclists.
The day before Thanksgiving has been promoted on social media as “Blackout Wednesday,” “Danksgiving” (related to marijuana use), “Drinksgiving,” and so on. These cute nicknames come with tragedy, however. More than 800 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday period (from 6:00 p.m. Wednesday to 5:59 a.m. Monday) between 2013 and 2017. It’s one of the deadliest holidays on our roads.
Ford’s Transport Operations team partnered with the London Cycling campaign to bring Ford’s ‘WheelSwap’ VR experience to life. ‘WheelSwap’, which is part of Ford’s ‘Share The Road’ campaign, allows motorists to experience a journey from a cyclist’s perspective, and vice versa.
To help protect Virginians from falling victim to vehicle thefts this holiday season, the Virginia State Police (VSP) Help Eliminate Auto Theft (HEAT) program is rolling out the red carpet with a prevention video.
Three major factors contribute to auto accidents that we like to call the three “D’s”: drowsy, distracted and drunk driving. If you choose to drive this Thanksgiving, we hope that you keep these potential hazards in mind before you get behind the wheel.
According to a study by a University of Kansas professor and a San Diego doctor, there’s been a 7 percent drop in ambulance calls since Uber started up in hundreds of U.S. cities. Kirkland, a Richmond-area Uber and Lyft driver, says the reason for these calls for rides to the hospital is pretty clear - cost.
Philadelphia police are trying to track down 4 drivers in a series of deadly hit-and-run crashes over the weekend. One teen victim may have survived if the driver had stopped, says his grieving father.
NHTSA’s research reveals that males are more likely to be unbuckled than females in a fatal crash, and that younger drivers are also at greater risk of being unbuckled. The 13- to 15-year-old and 18- to 34-year-old age groups had the highest percentages (62% and 59%, respectively) of occupants killed who were not wearing their seat belts at the time of the fatal crash. This Thanksgiving reach out to your friends and family members that might not be wearing their seat belt and remind them of all they have to be thankful for, and to buckle up – every trip, every time.
UPS has thousands of drivers on the streets every day, but John Manderscheid is one of a kind. John's worn the UPS "browns" for four decades. He's been accident-free for 35 years. That's a distinction few other drivers have.
New Jersey police say 57-year-old Christopher Greyshock, of West Milford, was charged after he rear-ended another vehicle about 5:15 p.m. Sunday. The crash came about an hour after his team, the New York Jets, lost 41-10 to the Buffalo Bills. Authorities say Greyshock told responding officers: "I drank too much because the Jets suck."
Walker suggested that drivers believe cyclists who wear helmets are more serious, experienced and predictable than those who ride without, and motorists, therefore, overtake them with less care. Drivers may also wrongly assume that cycle helmets – usually made from expanded-polystyrene – are forms of armor that will protect cyclists in any impact from motor vehicles.
RI Waves is a public awareness campaign working to encourage all road users – pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, skateboarders, and others – to acknowledge one another with a wave. Waving is a simple exchange and confirmation that we notice each other before proceeding or crossing – so we can all get to wherever we are going safely.
Amazon’s deal to create one of its two new HQ2 sites in Arlington calls for the state to spend close to $200 million on sustainable transportation improvements to make life better for 25,000 new workers. The most eye-catching project? A 900-foot pedestrian bridge across the George Washington Parkway.
Research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that when a teen driver has only teen passengers in their vehicle, the fatality rate for all people involved in a crash increased 51 percent. In comparison, when passengers over the age of 35 ride with a teen driver, overall fatality rates in crashes decreased 8 percent.
First documented in 2007, a "Sneckdown" is a place where snow helps show city planners where extra space has been alloted for vehicle travel that could be used otherwise. Check out this Streetfilm from 2006 that explains!
"They're probably the most effective deterrence strategy we can apply," says James Fell of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation. Where checkpoints are conducted routinely in a community — that is, on a weekly basis — they can result in a 20 percent reduction in alcohol-related fatal crashes.
Biking in the winter doesn’t have to be hard, she said, but it requires a different approach. Even without ice or snow, leftover sand on the roads can be a hazard for bikers. An important part of winter biking is having the proper equipment, Duggan said. At the seminar, she showed some equipment that casual bikers may not be aware of.
Last week, the country saw a trio of tragedies at school bus stops that took a total of four children’s lives. While the details of each incident aren’t entirely known, preliminary reports indicate that each was preventable.
The permitting regulations include a $500 fee regardless of fleet size; only a total of 200 scooters will be allowed in the city; riders must be 18 or older; companies must conduct outreach to low-income communities and offer reduced cost plans; and companies must provide monthly data to the city
Drivers nationwide can participate in a safe driving contest "Because Anthony" by Textninja and the Anthony Phoenix Branca Foundation. Also in 2019, students in Tallahassee Florida can compete for scholarship money!
“What we’re trying to do is change the social norm around drinking and driving in this country by giving people a device that allows them to make smarter and better informed decisions,” CDOT spokesman Sam Cole said. “At one point in history, we had vehicles with no speedometer in them. People had to guess if they were being safe with speed. Now, most people rely on how they feel (after drinking), they rely on a guess, they rely on subjective cues to help keep them safe.”
“The bigger picture is that self-driving technologies are moving really fast, and they have significant potential to improve safety and mobility,” says William Wallace, a policy analyst in Washington for Consumers Union, the advocacy division of Consumer Reports. “But we’re concerned that companies may be racing to be the first instead of racing to be the safest.”
Together they will focus on the effects of distracted driving interventions. The interventions will be delivered to users’ smartphones – “nudging” them to reduce distraction. The study is part of a $1.84 million grant provided by the Federal Highway Administration to Penn Medicine.
Just Think. It's a lifesaving message about safe driving that's paying off for one Norfolk teen. The Create Real Impact contest, which began in 2009, rewards students, ages 14-22, for creative works that warn young drivers about the dangers of distracted driving, the number one killer of teens.
"Unfortunately, across the nation we see a lot of pedestrian injuries during Halloween," said Jill Lucas Drakeford, Carilion Safe Kids Coalition. "Kids are so excited. They're running from house to house, and we have a lot of distracted drivers out on the road so we need make to sure they're being really careful when they're walking and that they're seen."
Second grader Daniel Chia from Alhambra, CA, and fourth grader Lynn Sun, from Livingston, NJ, won top honors for their artwork that demonstrate that everyone who uses the roads has a role to play in safety. This includes large trucks and buses, cars, bicyclists and pedestrians. The two winners were joined by 10 other talented students who were also recognized for their participation in the contest.
Chesterfield residents increasingly are seeking ways to safely get from place to place without using a car, and the county government is working to gradually address that demand. In 2015, the Board of Supervisors approved a plan that guides long-term development of a 362-mile, countywide network of bikeways, trails, sidewalks and shared-use paths. The board signed off the following year on ordinances needed to implement the plan.
With the goal of increasing child safety, researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) and Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) have released a new study about child ridership and child safety seat use in ride-share vehicles. They have also published a corresponding website to help educate the public on various child restraint guidelines across the country, kidsridesafe.org.
When it's time for a new driver's first set of wheels, many young people and their parents opt for something cute and inexpensive — in other words, small. In terms of safety, that's a mistake. IIHS recently conducted a pair of front-to-front crash tests demonstrating what happens to small cars and minicars — even new ones with stellar safety ratings — when they collide with larger used vehicles from the same manufacturer. The results show the importance of size and weight when it comes to occupant protection.
AAA Oklahoma warns motorists to be prepared for sun glare during their morning commute and for reduced visibility on the road during their evening commute. The time change also can cause disturbed sleep patterns, and when combined with the earlier dusk and darkness during the evening commute, become a formula for drowsy driving and fatigue-related crashes.
For National Teen Driver Safety Week 2018, SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) and State Farm collaborated on a survey aimed at learning what young people have to say about the advances in vehicle technology happening all around them. The survey asked the youth about existing advanced vehicle technology as well as fully autonomous vehicles.
We all talk about the problem of teen distracted driving. Insurers have special programs that promote safe driving for teens. Parents rank texting and driving among their top concerns for their teen drivers. But what do teens think about distracted driving themselves? To find out, we asked teen drivers who use TrueMotion Family, our app that helps parents and teens monitor driving behaviors. The full results are below.
The Distilled Spirits Council reports that since the foundation’s inception almost three decades ago, “driving fatalities have decreased 31% and lifetime alcohol consumption among our nation’s youth has decreased 48%.”
In a press release, NHTSA said the company had received permission to temporarily import the driverless shuttle for testing and demos. Specifically, NHTSA said that Transdev requested permission to use the shuttle for a demo project, “not as a school bus.”
Microsleep usually occurs if a person fights sleep and tries to remain awake. Your eyelids start drooping and your brain goes to sleep involuntarily. You fall asleep for a few seconds and wake up with a sudden head jerk.
The 34-mile long, $20 billion bridge took almost a decade to build while incurring major delays and cost overruns. It includes an undersea tunnel allowing ships to pass through the Pearl River delta, the heart of China’s crucial manufacturing sector.
Its opening will cut travel time across the delta from several hours to just 30 minutes
In Tucson, the Living Streets Alliance is trying to make city streets safer and more accessible to local cyclists. A 2014 study from the Arizona Department of Transportation showed that out-of-state bicycle tourists bring in $88 million each year to Arizona. This created 721 jobs throughout the state for the demand of organized cycling events. The continued efforts for safer conditions in the community, Henley says, is a driving force for these numbers.
The Montgomery Police Department is reminding motorists how dangerous impaired driving is, especially as Halloween trick-or-treating brings little children out into the neighborhoods and busy streets. MPD said those who plant to celebrate Halloween should remember the warning, "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over."
The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) has authorised rumble strips - also known as sleeper lines, alert strips and wake up calls - to be painted on the shoulder lines and between undivided dual carriageways of the N2 and N3 around Durban - in an effort to alert inattentive drivers of potential danger when they drift from their lane. International studies have shown that run-off-road (ROR) crashes can account for a large majority of the fatal single-vehicle crashes.
For the third time in just two weeks, a person on-the-job was hit along a Central Virginia highway. The latest incident was Friday morning on Powhite Parkway where a highway construction worker was rushed to the hospital after being struck by a hit-and-run driver.
“Pedestrians are more difficult to see when the sun rises later and sets earlier, increasing the risk of crashes,” said Ray Starr, acting state traffic engineer for Minnesota. “Motorists and pedestrians are equally at fault when we look at the crash data. Both groups need to know and obey the laws because basically we’re all pedestrians at some point in our day.”
Speaking at the launch, Minister Shane Ross described the measure as a significant step to clamp down on drink-driving. Drivers over the limit will be disqualified from holding a driving licence for a period of 3 months and receive a fine of €200.
ore than a century ago, the company now known as UPS started as a simple courier service in Seattle. A handful of messengers would deliver packages by bicycle and by foot. Today, the United Parcel Service returns to its roots. UPS has partnered with the Seattle Department of Transportation and University of Washington to make deliveries using electric-assist cargo bikes in downtown Seattle.
We want you to submit your clever message to help make our roadways safer for everyone! If your message is a winner, it will be seen by travelers statewide. Winner perks include a personalized sign and a social media shout-out to our 100K followers!
Too many teens are dying on roadways, and in response the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will observe National Teen Driver Safety Week Oct. 21-27. Automobile crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. youth ages 15 to 18—ahead of all other types of injury, disease or violence. A total of 1,972 teen drivers of passenger vehicles were involved in fatal motor vehicle crashes in 2015, and 99,000 sustained injuries.
As of September 30, traffic crash fatalities are down 11 percent year to date, which is the largest decrease of Georgia traffic fatalities in 10 years. In addition, reports say there have been 128 fewer fatalities in 2018 over 2017, year to date.
At roughly $200 a pop, that means Norton has issued $643,800 in collectible civil fines in less than three weeks, and that's just with the camera operating three hours a day six days a week. Norton implemented the use of the DragonCam last month in an attempt to slow down motorists and reduce the number of crashes on the highway, as it's been under construction since 2016 and sparked a jump in accidents in each direction.
The video, which some may find distressing, shows the moment a truck driver takes his eye off a busy motorway to check his phone, and ends up ploughing into several vehicles at high speed, which killed a mom and her three young children.
They aren't working together, but both automakers have the same goals in mind. Crashes at intersections account for roughly 20 percent of all traffic-related deaths each year, which is why both automakers and suppliers are determined to create smart intersections that use cutting-edge tech to prevent some (or, ideally, all) of these deaths.
"Virginia is for Racing Lovers SkyDeck brings the action of NASCAR closer than ever to race fans,” Virginia Tourism Corporation President and CEO Rita McClenny said. “The Martinsville Speedway SkyDeck provides a fun and enjoyable way to see the race with the vibe of a rooftop experience.”
Members of SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) are being challenged to spread the word about the risks teen drivers face when having too many passengers in the vehicle, in the annual #DrivingSkills101 campaign sponsored by The National Road Safety Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes safe driving, and SADD.
A new report on streetlights — that most crucial, yet oft-overlooked infrastructure element — shows that pedestrians deaths plummeted in the Motor City from an average of 24 per year to just one, thanks to a two-year, $185-million effort that replaced 65,000 lights in a city where 40 percent were not working in 2014.
Prestige Limousine has had vehicles inspected five times in the past five years and had four vehicles taken out of service, according to Department of Transportation records. That rate is four times the national average, the records show.
David Boyer, a longtime Virginia commercial truck driver, has seen his share of accidents after 47 years and more than 60 million miles on the road. But when he saw a teenager speed past his truck and collide underneath a flatbed truck ahead, the commercial truck driver was left with a moment he won't soon forget. “She drove completely under it and never hit the brakes,” said Boyer.
Col. James Schnelle, who’s 48 and was commander of the Marine Rotational Force in Darwin where he led more than 1,500 Marines, pleaded guilty Monday to driving with more than twice the legal blood alcohol concentration.
A Canadian Automobile Association study done in July and released late last week found 1.9 million Ontario motorists have driven while high on cannabis, with more than 735,000 admitting to doing so in the last three months.
According to police, the log truck was stopped at a red light when the second vehicle slammed into the rear. When the vehicles collided, a log went through the front windshield and all the way through to the back glass.
A month into the school year, transportation problems in Chesterfield County schools are still rampant. “We can’t keep letting 22 percent of people be late,” said School Board member Carrie Coyner. Not only are buses late — the length of time they’re late is worse than last year for the majority of schools
We determined that the best cities are the ones that don’t cater to one specific type of rider—be it the daily commuter or competitive roadie. The ones that top our list have built systems and a riding culture that benefits everyone—from the kid who rides to school to the retiree who takes a weekend trip to the grocery store.
Honda Motor Co. has fitted a downtown Marysville intersection with cameras, computers and artificial intelligence that can warn equipped vehicles of a jaywalker out of sight around a corner or a speeding car about to run a red light.
Judge Glenn Croshaw ordered Hancock to serve 16 years in prison for killing the Coast Guardsman in a drunken, wrong-way crash on Interstate 264 last year. Dill had been serving as a designated driver so his wife and some friends could enjoy a night out.
A Hanover County firefighter was killed Thursday night when a tractor-trailer struck a firetruck that was providing assistance on Interstate 295. He was charged with reckless driving and cited for defective brakes. Troopers said additional charges are pending.
Far north of where Michael made landfall, flash flooding and treacherous roads in Virginia have claimed at least five lives, including a firefighter responding to a crash and a man swept away after his vehicle was swamped.
Offered by the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP), the 2018 Halloween SoberRide® program will be in operation beginning at 10 p.m. Oct. 27 and continue until 4 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28, as a way to keep local roads safe from impaired drivers during this traditionally high-risk holiday.
Teens from Chicagoland, Illinois and neighboring states are being invited to help spread the word about the dangers of drowsy driving, as the fifth annual Drive Safe Chicago PSA Contest launches. The contest, which invites teens to submit ideas for a 30-second public service announcement about drowsy driving, is sponsored by The National Road Safety Foundation in conjunction with the Chicago Auto Show, which runs from Feb. 9 – 18, 2019 at McCormick Place.
From 2015 to 2016, Kansas saw a 21 percent increase in driving fatalities. Seventeen percent of those fatalities involved drivers over 65- the third-highest percentage in the nation for drivers of that age group, in response, AARP is offering over 20 totally-free AARP Driver Safety courses scheduled in October.
Dupré's research has shown that working night hours alone does not cause fatigue. Dupré is more concerned after a driver alters his or her normal shifts. This immediately impacts sleeping and eating patterns, potentially making a driver more vulnerable to fatigue, regardless of age or health.
"We're talking about people doing anything behind the wheel of a motor vehicle that takes their attention away from the safe operation of that vehicle." Tips include: Put your cellphone on Do-Not-Disturb mode, have your passengers answer messages for you, or toss it in the back seat. If you are using GPS, enter your destination ahead of time and if you drop something, don't fumble around for it.
As parents and teens create their last minute Homecoming to-do lists (you know the drill: pick up homecoming mums and boutonnieres, make hair appointments, and choose the perfect location for pictures) don’t forget to place a “safe driving reminder” at the top of the list. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States, and there are a multitude of risks associated with Homecoming night festivities including nighttime driving, additional teen passengers and impaired driving.
It's important for the drivers themselves to understand the cognitive processes occurring when they drive while distracted, so they understand and appreciate the individual impact they have on the road and on their company as well as their responsibility to practice safe driving. Fleet Owner provides tips for creating a culture of safety!
The US Department of Transportation released its third instalment of its voluntary autonomous-vehicle guidelines. Under the new rules... the DOT will also adapt its definitions of ‘driver’ and ‘operator’ to reflect that they no longer always refer to a human and can also encompass automated systems.
Under a bill proposed by Republican Jeff Tarte of Mecklenburg County, any touching of a cell phone or tablet or other mobile device while you are behind the wheel will get you a ticket. In other words, you won’t be allowed to even have it in your hand, not legally. Tarte plans to introduce the bill in a 2019 session of the N.C. General Assembly, and appropriately it is nicknamed the Hands-Free bill.
While millennials are often thought to be the greatest culprits of such behaviour, the survey found that 59 per cent of respondents ages 18-34 have asked a driver to stop using a mobile device while at the wheel of a vehicle. That’s the highest percentage of any age group.
Four teens were taken on a frightening ride Saturday, when their driving instructor hit multiple curbs, made unprofessional comments, cursed incessantly and stopped for food during a lesson, according to two of the students in the car.
Last year Missouri drivers saw 4,000 deer collisions, resulting in 400 injuries and 7 deaths. Sgt. Jason Pace with the Highway Patrol says these aren't just happening in rural areas. "About 25% of traffic crashes that we see where a car has struck that deer have occurred in urbanized areas as well," Pace says.
Sgt. Pace says staying calm and not jerking the wheel can save your life.
Iraheta and his father were finishing work on the driveway in the area of Sudley and Catharpin roads when the crash occurred about 2:30 a.m. They were putting their tools away in a pickup that was facing the wrong way on Sudley Road. The headlights and flashers were on, but they saw a car coming toward them.
Police say the 18-year-old driver of the Mustang lost control of the vehicle. The Mustang left the freeway and went through the grass, striking a truck driving on the access road, causing it to roll over.
The number of teenagers dying in car crashes is on the rise.
It’s the leading cause of death and injury in teens, who have the highest rate of motor vehicle accidents among all age groups in the U.S.
Why are teens so prone to accidents? Dr. Mallika Marshall says it’s because they are inherently immature, lack experience, engage in risky behaviors and often think of themselves as invincible.
Along with the many other areas of life affected by not getting enough sleep, inadequate shuteye also significantly increases the chances of causing a motor-vehicle crash. By how much? A new study took a shot at quantifying an answer to that question, and the results may surprise you.
Independence comes with a steep safety risk for new teen drivers, according to recent research from the National Institutes of Health.
Using software and cameras installed in vehicles, researchers collected data from 90 teens and 131 of their parents from the start of the driver learning period through the first year of independent driving. Results showed that the teens’ chances of being involved in a crash or near collision were eight times greater in the first three months after becoming licensed drivers than during the previous three months, when they had a learner’s permit and drove under supervision.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will conduct multiple public listening sessions regarding an advance notice of proposed rulemaking on its hours-of-service regulations for commercial truck drivers.
Sharon Johnson of Atwater said she "always" wears a seatbelt. On Friday — as she was going through the Burger King drive-thru on First Street in Willmar — she got a dollar for being buckled up. So did 116 other motorists in Willmar and New London during a a special education campaign called "Buckle up for a Buck." Coordinated by the Kandiyohi County Traffic Education and Safety Team, dollar bills and information about the benefits of wearing seat belts were handed out by local law enforcement and emergency medical service staff.
In 2015, 3,477 people were killed, and 391,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. If you text and drive, your next message may be your last. Visit nhtsa.gov/distraction to sign the pledge to drive phone-free today.
As the 16 Monster Energy Series Playoff drivers come to the first of two short tracks in the playoffs, Richmond's ¾-mile D-shaped oval is expected to be as action-packed as ever for the Federated Auto Parts 400. This will be Earnhardt's first race since his retirement in 2017, and it could be his last.
Between distracted drivers and rush hour traffic, getting from point A to point B in your car on a good day is hard enough. But when it's pouring rain outside, it can be downright scary. This short video shares tips for driving safely in the rain.
In this short video you’ll meet a couple toward the end of their decades-long journey together, and travel back through their memories to a point where distracted driving could have wrecked their world.
The purpose of the campaign was to put a stop to dangerous driving behaviors like speeding, distracted driving, and unsafe lane changes. The enforcement week did just that, issuing in almost 90,000 warnings and almost 60,000 citations.
When you take the #FrankieChallenge pledge below, you are making a promise to truly value your life and the lives of others. You are agreeing to always consider the consequences of your actions. You are dedicating to make your teen years safe and alcohol-free.
According to Virginia Beach officials, the hit and run happened in the 5000 block of Blackwater Road when a truck hit the bus then drove off. None of the 14 students were injured. The bus driver reported minor injuries but refused treatment.
As well as driving safely, a Virginia trucker must inspect his or her rig before setting out on a trip. These inspections should be more than cursory. If the driver misses an obvious defect like cargo that’s improperly secured and it later causes a crash, the trucker and the trucking company may be held liable in a subsequent personal injury lawsuit.
Troopers say they found 37 year old James Deamer of West Hines, West Virginia swerving in and out of the road on a John Deere riding lawnmower. Police say Deamer refused a breath test and had previous drunk driving convictions.
An Insurance Institute for Highway Safety survey of 1,500 parents of driving-age teens revealed there’s more than a few people who don’t realize the power they have over their kid’s night out. By programming the vehicle’s top speed, audio volume limit, and ensuring the system’s Do Not Disturb feature remains operational, parents can be assured that their child’s evening more closely resembles Driving Miss Daisy than Days of Thunder.
The non-obtrusive device will measure the driver’s blood alcohol level and, if it is the legal limit of 0.08 or higher, the car will start but the driver won’t be able to move it. In contrast to current interlock devices that don’t allow the car to turn on, this new device will allow the driver to turn on the car so they can charge their phone to call a cab or order a ride-hailing service to get home.
Cellcontrol celebrates more than 140 million blocked apps, more than 49 million blocked text messages, and nearly 12 million blocked calls. With more than 100,000 subscribers protected by Cellcontrol, the company also eclipsed protecting drivers over 2 billion miles traveled and blocked more than 200 million unique distractions.
From all inspections, inspectors identified 11,897 vehicles with out-of-service conditions and 2,664 drivers with out-of-service conditions. Of the North American Standard (NAS) Level I Inspections conducted, 21.6 percent of commercial motor vehicles were placed out of service. Of all NAS Level I, II and III Inspections, 3.9 percent of drivers inspected were placed out of service.
The City of Roanoke has just installed the first rectangular rapid flashing beacon at the intersection of Dale Avenue and 19th Street in front of Fallon Park. "Virginia is a yield to pedestrian state law. The law is that if you see a pedestrian use the crosswalk, you have to yield to them."
Approximately 1 out of 25 adults aged 18 years and older surveyed reported that they had fallen asleep while driving in the past 30 days. Individuals who snored or slept 6 hours or less per day were more likely to fall asleep while driving.
The most common thing drivers do when they’re faced with bright sunshine are sunglasses. Wearing a pair of sunglasses will help to block the glare, not just the brightness. They help you focus on the things you need to while driving, including the traffic lights, pedestrians, road signs and other road users.
The peer pressure associated with peanut allergies is palpable. All in the name of public safety. A reasonable person would guess peanut allergies kill hundreds of unsuspecting children each year. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 13 Americans were killed by peanut allergies in a 10-year period. Meanwhile, in the very same universe...over 400,000 Americans were killed in traffic crashes during a 10-year period. America’s “normal” is to lose 30,000 to 40,000 friends and family members every year in traffic.
Kennedy says the experience was intense, "Everything was super blurry for the drunk driving scenario. I was squinting trying to fix things. Before I knew it, a little movement in the steering wheel turned into exaggerated movement, and I was in the grass. There were cars in the other lane coming at me and then it was too late."
With over 55 million children across the United States heading back to school, AAA warns drivers to be especially vigilant for pedestrians before and after school hours. The afternoon hours are particularly dangerous – over the last decade, nearly one in four child pedestrian fatalities occurred between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Of those, almost all (89 percent of the total) followed the rules perfectly, while another 4 percent entered the intersection just before the light changed to green. Only 6 percent of riders were observed heading directly through the red light.
The problem is twofold. First, traffic data shows that 65 percent of drivers go over 40 miles per hour on the 35 mph street. The data also shows that many speeders are going excessively fast — upwards of 55 mph — making the street intimidating to cross on foot. Brook’s traffic volume is well below the federally recognized threshold for a “road diet” — the process of right-sizing an overbuilt road to slow speeds and better manage traffic — and is ideal for bike lanes.
We drive past the crashes, numbed to their frequency, by how they add up. But they do: 640 people a year die on Houston-area roads, and 2,850 more are seriously injured. The death toll is the equivalent of three fully-loaded 737s crashing each year at Houston's airports, killing all aboard.
Turns out there’s a lot of latent demand for a quick and cheap way to get around. Most scooter trips are 1 to 2 miles long, and the companies themselves pitch scooters as filling the “last mile” in transit, expanding the reach of a transit station or a bus stop.
According to NIOSH, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of work-related deaths among people ages 16 to 24 in the United States. From 2003 to 2010, 843 workers in this age group died in on-the-job motor vehicle crashes.
Utilizing technology and coaching can reduce the possibility of behavior leading to an incident or accident. It’s easy to understand how technologies such as lane departure warning systems, stability controls, and speed monitoring systems help increase safety; they prevent habits such as swerving, weaving, and speeding from taking place.
As part of the pact, Toyota will manufacture Sienna minivans equipped with Uber’s self-driving technology, and another company will operate the fleet, said the person. They have yet to identify the third partner.
The Green T is a new concept that keeps traffic moving constantly in one direction and improves the turn lane, without the use of a traffic light. This article contains a VDOT link on how to navigate these innovative intersections!
It’s important that teen drivers realize it only takes one text, one drink, one call, one reach or one distraction to cause one fatal moment; but that one clicked seat belt could be the difference between life or death in a car crash.
High travel speeds increase the risk of crashing and the risk of injuries when a crash occurs. Speeding, defined on police crash reports as exceeding the posted speed limit, driving too fast for conditions, or racing has been a factor in more than a quarter of U.S. crash deaths for more than 30 years.
Crews arrived to the scene find two boys, a 7-year-old and a 4-year-old, with life-threatening injuries and two seriously injured adults. All were taken to the hospital. Police confirmed the 4-year-old, Elias Camacho, of Richmond, later died at the hospital.
Parents know that driving can be fun, that it can be liberating, but that it can also be dangerous. To ease this concern and establish a basis of trust, a parent-driver contract provides the opportunity to form an open line of communication about the importance of safety and the expectations that come with the new and profound responsibility of driving.
The Lorain County Safe Communities Coalition is accepting design submissions from county high school students for billboards advocating for teen driver safety. Elyria police Capt. Christopher Costantino said campaigns using signage or bumper stickers advocating driver safety are effective and well-conducted, even if the problems continue to resurface.
West Virginia Troopers received three be-on -the lookout alerts for the bus from calls stating the school bus was weaving in and out of lanes and driving recklessly. One officer spotted the bus weaving across the center line multiple times while it traveled northbound on U.S. 119 in Boone County, the complaint said. The officer then made a traffic stop for the bus.
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety said road debris was a factor in more than 200,000 police-reported crashes across the country from 2011 to 2014. Two in three debris-related crashes result from things falling from a vehicle due to improper maintenance or an unsecured load.
“The more people we have looking at those crash records, those safety records, the more likely you are to find different solutions that we haven’t thought of before," said Robert Miles, director of traffic and safety at the Utah Department of Transportation.
Communities built around transit tend to have safer walking and biking amenities, fewer parking lots and safer street design. Such features, as well as higher population density, make it easier for people to make shorter car trips, or avoid them all together — reducing their overall exposure to crashes.
He said, "We are going to use everybody in this office, other employee groups who are certified to drive a school bus by the Commonwealth of Virginia. You have to have that certification... The primary mission is to get children safely to and from their places of instruction," said Transportation Director for Virginia Beach City Public Schools, David Pace.
"When you drive around in a marked police car you don't see violations. Very few violations are going to occur in front of a marked police car. Some of the most dangerous behavior we've seen has been documented from these unmarked cars. They are extremely effective to target the worst case scenario," CCPD Lt. Chris Hooper said.
With Labor Day fast-approaching, Safewise set out to determine which state has the most dangerous roadways! The number one cause of death for Americans aged five to twenty-four is car crashes—and nearly one-third of fatal crashes in 2016 were caused by impaired driving.
Matos has driven up alongside motorists with his lights on but the drivers who are cruising at 85 mph are too busy texting to notice him. “Until [motorists] get into an accident, they feel they are invincible, honestly.”
Jeffery Woods, 53, is charged with emergency vehicle-failure to yield, emergency vehicle-approaching improperly, fleeing vehicle, reckless driving, obstructing an officer, obstructing a firefighter directing traffic and obstructing a firefighter. Any other charges are pending lab results.
The $1.8 million project is one of a series around the Richmond region to improve pedestrian safety. VDOT will add sidewalks, ramps, crosswalks and accessible pedestrian signals. For a list of intersections to be affected, follow the link above.
University College London data indicates that 42% of surveyed drivers report having been in at least one crash on the job before, and of those, 8% indicate they were injured, while 2% indicate others were injured. 63% of the survey group was never given any formal training in road safety.
Some people just can’t suppress the urge to test the technology’s artificial reflexes. Waymo, which is owned by Alphabet Inc., routinely encounters pedestrians who deliberately try to “prank” its cars, continually stepping in front of them, moving away and then stepping back in front of them, to impede their progress.
This summer, VDOT released its Pedestrian Safety Action Plan, identifying 19 high-priority crash clusters across Virginia on which to focus. VDOT determines crash clusters based on whether or not an area had a strong history of pedestrian crashes with similar characteristics between 2012 and 2016.
For the most part, I-81 in Virginia is two lanes in each direction, essentially what was planned in 1958 and constructed until the early 1970s with a few modifications since. In the four decades since, vehicular traffic — both automobiles and tractor-trailers — has increased exponentially.
"Why isn’t there more ability to cross the road here? Where is the lighting?" Henrico's Commonwealth Attorney Shannon Taylor said after the fatal accident she emailed Brian Moran, Virginia’s Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security, asking if anything could be done to make the area safer.
Using eye-tracking equipment, researchers from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering have found that more than half of drivers at busy intersections fail to make the necessary scans for pedestrians or cyclists at right turns.
Checkpoint Strikeforce describes the period of increased enforcement to combat the rise in drunk driving deaths during Labor Day weekend. It will take place from August 17 through Labor Day weekend, and resume periodically during holidays like Halloween, Thanksgiving, and New Year’s Eve.
Farmington Police sat in the cab of a parked, camouflage-colored Freightliner tractor looking down at vehicles to see if drivers were violating the state’s distracted driving laws. If he saw a driver in violation of the law... he alerted an officer in a nearby cruiser.
Using vehicle-to-vehicle communications, the company's system successfully stopped the first truck from hitting a stationary object, and simultaneously stopped the electronically linked truck in the back from crashing into the back of that lead truck.
"I honestly wish it was me instead of her," the teen says.
Authorities said the car ran off the road, flipped over several times and crashed into a tree. The force of the 106mph crash uprooted the tree.
The first new law, which goes into effect next July, imposes a harsher penalty on drivers caught using a phone behind the wheel without a hands-free device, making the penalty $75 for a first offense.
The second law adds the “Dutch Reach” method of opening car doors to Illinois’ Rules of the Road manual and adds bike safety questions to the state driver’s license exam.
According to court documents, the solider told officers he was coming from a bar, but did not have anything to drink. Documents state that he then later told police he had had "about 3 or 4 shots of vodka."
Once cars are machine-driven, any pedestrian-driver communication gets a lot harder. So how does a woman walking or a kid biking check in with a car to know it's safe to cross the street? That's where Ford's "language" comes in. Ford's been testing a windshield light bar for more than 180 hours and in 2,300 miles in urban areas — to communicate a vehicle's intent to other road users.
The UVA team believes its app is different from others in that it allows users to generate routes based on alternative factors that they can assign importance to, such as cost, safety and exercise level. The app takes into consideration the cost of tolls, parking garages and public transportation, including bike-share services.
New York credits its "Vision Zero" program for a 44 per cent drop in pedestrian deaths since 2014, with overall traffic fatalities down by 27 per cent. The first half of 2018 has seen the fewest traffic-related fatalities in any six-month period ever measured in America's most populated city, officials say.
"We have found situations where the vehicles under semi-automated control may do things that can put you and your passengers at risk, and so you really need to be on top of it to prevent that from happening," said David Zuby, the institute's chief research officer.
About 90% of all traffic collisions are caused by driver error, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, and crashes often occur due to aggressive drivers. The best way to avoid a crash is to drive defensively.
In the wake of a toddler’s death, the city is making changes on L Street – including removing parking spaces near cross walks, adding yield signs and painting lines that change the contour of the street to make it appear more curved instead of a straight shot.
TrafficCast — a national leader in traffic data and technology that’s based in Wilmington, Del. — created the design challenge in search of “fresh designs and innovative ideas to power a better mobility solution” for daily travelers.
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today released the update to its renowned Crash Predictor Model, which statistically quantifies the likelihood of future crash involvement based on specific truck driving behaviors.
A new study conducted by Liberty Mutual Insurance reveals that more than a third (37 percent) of parents admit to not enforcing punishments when their teen breaks a rule – or even the law while driving.
"Our officers go out on deployments where they're just looking for distracted driving, just like they do when they're just looking for speeders in a certain area."
Dugan says the speed limit is posted for a reason and drivers should follow it.
A St. Catharines man has been arrested after allegedly assaulting, threatening and chasing a group of teenagers, driving his vehicle "dangerously... over grass, gardens, stones, and ditches," narrowly missing the teenagers.
The King County Target Zero Task Force recently conducted a study to learn how well motorists understand and adhere to the law. The study found that a number of drivers are still unsure if it is legal to enter information into a GPS system while driving (only if it can be done with a single touch), use a cell phone while stopped at an intersection (illegal), or dial 9-1-1 while driving in the case of an emergency (legal).
He was sentenced to three years and three months in a young offenders institution for the serious injury by dangerous driving charges, one year for aggravated vehicle taking, to run concurrently, and 18 months for the ABH charges, also to run concurrently.
The signs are up at low lying roads across the DC region, warning of high water. Some don’t listen. In Annandale, Tuesday morning the driver of a car on Woodburn Road found himself up Accotink Creek without a paddle.
Overall, on the three test routes, there were 55 violations between May 7 and 18 without the use of the extended stop arms, but between May 21 and June 5, the number of violations were reduced to six, an 89 percent improvement.
More teens and young adults are dying in car crashes, because of a simple choice, not to wear a seat belt. It takes less than two seconds to do and it could save your life but many teens are choosing not to wear one.
What is road literacy? You understand what is taking place in your environment in the present moment, you can imagine what could happen in the next, and realizing what your role is in affecting the next future moments for yourself and everyone else in that space.
Driving laps around the neighbourhood at 4am is a technique many parents have used to help their restless baby fall asleep. Now scientists believe they might understand how cars can make us drowsy and their research shows it's not just limited to babies.
The ramp closure would initially be done as a four-month pilot program so Virginia could present the data to the Federal Highway Administration as part of a request to make the afternoon closure permanent.
The speed limit on Brook Road is 35 miles per hour, but the 2017 traffic study clocked 65% of traffic exceeding 40 mph, and around 2,500 vehicles per day exceeding 45 miles per hour. The road would be restructured to include room for parking, a bike lane, and one vehicular traffic lane in each direction.
On April 25th, 2018 the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s unannounced Brake Safety Day ended with 3.8% of inspections issuing an out of service violation. CVSA's "Operation Safe Driver" week began July 16th.
An Oregon law that went into effect July 1 raises the penalties for distracted driving with each offense, culminating in possible jail time. A first offense that doesn't contribute to a crash carries a fine of up to $1,000, while the fine for a second offense or first offense contributing to a crash can be as high as $2,000.
“Everybody agrees that we have a crisis, and it needs to be addressed.” Two of the counties in Simmons’ Mississippi Delta district shut down more than 30 bridges each. Those closures can reroute residents on 40- to 50-mile detours, and they can prevent firefighters and paramedics from getting to residents quickly.
Delaware, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, and Tennessee will receive funds that will be used to produce traffic safety videos, run peer-to-peer projects, host safety events, create safety kits and run safety-themed contests.
Teenage drivers are eight times more likely to be involved in a collision or near miss during the first three months after getting a driver's license, according to a study led by the National Institutes of Health.
It's very dangerous to drive when tired, but sometimes you get tired during a drive and don't realize it. This cushion is an invisible way to monitor a driver as they drive, alert them if drowsiness is detected, and help avoid an accident.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) “Large Truck Crash Causation Study” cites driver behavior as the critical reason for more than 88 percent of large truck crashes and 93 percent of passenger vehicle crashes.
Veterans previously were able to purchase the veteran ID card for a one-time $10 fee. The DMV no longer will issue these veteran ID cards, but they do not expire so those who already have one will be able to continue to use it.
A new study from a team of researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) found that in the previous three months, about half of parents talked on a cell phone while driving when their children between the ages of 4 and 10 were in the car.
The first hackathon was held in Virginia Beach, where dozens of participants collaborated, developed and presented ideas on paving data, infrastructure inventory, and applications that reward driving distraction-free.
Because of a new law, HB1525, that went into effect on July 1, if you're caught texting or reading an email while driving near a highway work zone when "workers are present," you'll face a "mandatory" $250 fine.
Road fatalities from accidents with heavy goods vehicles are decreasing. However, Volvo Truck’s research shows that the same reduction is not being seen in accidents involving cyclists and pedestrians.
Studies show that 97% of the population experience a noticeable decline in performance when they try to do two or more things at once. The difference between driving and other activities is that multi-tasking while driving leads to accidents, injuries, and deaths.
SUMMER driving season, and the congestion it brings, coincides with prime road paving season. Travelers will be dealing with constant paving work across the state into November but VDOT has an online app to help drivers avoid the messy paving work.
D.C. Council Member Jack Evans, who also is the chairman of Metro's board, said funds for Metro have to come from somewhere. In April, he said he didn't think passengers would notice the tax increase "because they have no idea what they are going to pay anyway."
Retreat participants, including students and their YOVASO club advisors, will spend the week learning about how to reduce crash risks, studying negative consequences of poor driving behaviors, and training to serve as youth traffic safety advocates.
Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. Phil Robinson and Matt Gurwell, a former trooper and CEO with Keeping Us Safe, met with more than 40 residents on adjustments seniors need to make with their driving behaviors.
Research into the dangers of using a car's touchscreen interface while driving has found that the computer display remains distracting, even when it isn't being used - and voice controls are no better.
While 48 states currently allow drivers to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) at 18, those same drivers are prohibited from driving in interstate commerce until they are 21. Under current federal law, a 20-year-old truck driver could not drive 14 miles from Springfield, Virginia to Washington D.C., but that same driver could haul a load from Arlington to Norfolk, Virginia, a more than six-hour drive roundtrip.
While driver satisfaction can be attributed to many factors, including technology that reduces paperwork and increase productive time spent on the road, pet companions provide benefits to their owners.
A Nissan Altima, driven by a male minor was taking the ramp from Broad Street to I-95 north. The Altima took the curve too fast and got stuck under a tractor trailer that was travelling along the interstate.
He announced the update on Twitter in response to a Twitter user who said his vehicle could not decide to allow a vehicle ahead of his to merge in front of him when lanes converged on a highway during heavy traffic.
Adding a teen driver is expensive. Not only does it mean possibly adding a vehicle, as well as car tags, gas, maintenance, school parking permits and so on, it also means your car insurance premium is about to rise dramatically.
We want all kids to have a great summer away from school and to be excited for their new journey in life after graduation. We also need to make sure they are aware of the dangers that these exciting times bring.
June is National Safety Month, and according to Omnitracs, improving fleet safety shouldn't just be a matter of reacting when an accident occurs. Here are four secrets from Omnitracs to boosting safety in your fleet.
New research from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration announced May 9 indicates what should be obvious but still seems to elude some shops and carriers: Cars are safer now because of new technology.