11/14/2017Sleepy Drivers Kill More Than Red Light Runners
Federal statistics show more people are killed by drivers asleep at the wheel than by those exceeding the speed limit or running a red light.
Motorists are more likely to be killed by a drowsy driver than a red light runner. According to data released last month by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drivers who failed to get enough sleep caused an average of 824 fatalities each year -- 2.5 percent of the nationwide road toll. By comparison, the latest NHTSA data show an average of 708 red light running fatalities annually. Less attention is paid to the issue of drowsy driving because there is no automatic w ...
11/13/2017Austria, France, Saudi Arabia: Speed Cameras Egged, Spraypainted, Scorched
Eggs, fire and spraypaint were used to take out speed cameras in Europe and the Middle East last week.
11/10/2017Government Study In 1964 Revealed Dangerously Slow Drivers
Report from precursor to US Department of Transportation found driving slower than the flow of traffic is dangerous.
11/9/2017Study Finds New Traffic Signal Feature Improves Traffic Flow
Study finds traffic flow improves when drivers know that the traffic light is about to turn green.
11/8/2017New Jersey: No Getting Around Crawling Vehicles
Appellate ruling in New Jersey says motorists may never cross double yellow lines, even to get around a car crawling well below the speed limit.
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