Study finds Most People Still Don’t Trust Autonomous Cars

Study finds Most People Still Don’t Trust Autonomous Cars

Self-Driving cars are no longer a far-off dream of the future. Before too long, they’ll be as common as automatic transmissions and safety belts. By the end of 2017, Tesla Motors expects its Autopilot system to offer fully-autonomous functionality in all of the company’s vehicles. A number of other veteran automakers have plans to release […]

Department of Transportation Proposes Connected Vehicle Rule

Department of Transportation Proposes Connected Vehicle Rule

After seeing a spike in traffic fatalities in 2015, the US Department of Transportation has proposed a new rule designed to prevent collisions by mitigating the risk of human error behind the wheel. If approved, the rule would require automakers to include vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology in all new light-duty vehicles. This connected vehicle system […]

Winter Weather Driving Refresher Course

Winter Weather Driving Refresher Course

Driving during a snowstorm is no one’s favorite activity, but sometimes it can’t be avoided. According to Travelers Insurance, snow, slush and icy road conditions are responsible for one in four weather-related vehicle crashes. Likewise, it’s a good idea to keep a few safety precautions in mind as we head into snow season. First and […]

Why do Women Fare Worse in Car Accidents Than Men?

Why do Women Fare Worse in Car Accidents Than Men?

According to the NHTSA, men are statistically more likely to be involved in car accidents than women. This is due to the fact that men tend to drive more miles each year, and are more likely to engage in risky driving behaviors. But in spite of the fact that men are more likely to get […]

AAA Report Highlights Risks of Drowsy Driving

AAA Report Highlights Risks of Drowsy Driving

Although public safety campaigns have made drivers keenly aware of the dangers associated with drunk and distracted driving, plenty of otherwise responsible drivers still get behind the wheel in the morning without getting a good night’s sleep beforehand. We might not think much of driving while drowsy, but a new report released by the AAA […]

UK Safety Experts Concerned About Phone-Related Accidents

UK Safety Experts Concerned About Phone-Related Accidents

It’s no secret that cellphones are a leading cause of accidents in cases of distracted driving. In recent years, it’s become increasingly clear that texting and driving poses a persistent threat to the safety of modern drivers. As a result, a number of organizations have launched initiatives to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted […]

Study Finds Obese Drivers Face Greater Risk in Car Accidents

Study Finds Obese Drivers Face Increased Risk in Car Accidents

In recent years, healthcare professionals have worked hard to raise awareness about health risks such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes that are commonly associated with obesity. With obesity affecting more than one third of all adults in the U.S., this has become an increasingly prevalent issue in the healthcare industry. Now, a new […]

The Fastest Growing Driver Demographic in America

The Fastest Growing Driver Demographic in America

If you had to guess, you might expect young drivers to be the fastest growing demographic of drivers in the country. After all, there are more teens learning to drive every day. According to a new report from the Federal Highway Administration, however, that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, the study found […]

August Is Historically the Worst Month for Traffic Deaths

August Is Historically the Worst Month for Traffic Deaths

When it comes to staying safe on the road, not all months are created equal. Due to adverse weather conditions, the early months of January and February tend to be more dangerous than the months of spring. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), however, August is typically the deadliest month […]

NHTSA Attributes Rise in Traffic Deaths to Low Gas Prices

NHTSA Attributes Rise in Traffic Deaths to Low Gas Prices

Earlier this month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released preliminary data that showed a 7.7 percent increase in vehicle-related traffic deaths between 2014 and 2015. Their estimates suggest that 9 of 10 regions in the United States saw increases in traffic deaths last year. Roughly 35,200 people died in traffic accidents in 2015, compared […]