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The NHTSA has announced it will be taking steps to make vehicle-to-vehicle communication (V2V communication) technology widely available to consumers sooner. V2V communication technology enables vehicles of all types, including cars, busses, trucks, and trains, to relay important information to each other, which could potentially help to prevent car accidents from happening. V2V communication uses

41-year-old Heather Warren was killed in a truck accident while she was working at the U.S. Steel Great Lakes Works Cold Mill Shipping plant in Ecorse, Michigan. Warren had been working for the company for three years as a shift supervisor, handling office work and shipping. On the day she was killed, Heather Warren was

If you’re in the habit of replying to text messages while on the road, you might want to put the phone down or run the risk of getting a ticket. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and as part of that, the “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” campaign will be running from April 10-15.

With drunk drivers posing such a big danger to drivers, it’s naturally something the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) studies carefully. Since 1973, the NHTSA has periodically conducted national surveys called the Roadside Survey of Alcohol and Drug Use by Drivers. The survey was conducted in 1973, 1986, 1996, 2007, and 2013-2014. To collect the

Injuries resulting from car accidents are common enough to be considered a public health issue. They are one of the biggest causes of death among people age 54 and younger. In 2012, non-fatal car accident injuries sent over 2.2 million adult drivers to the emergency room and cost over $50 billion in medical and lost

Head-On Collisions 56% of all motorcycle accidents are accidents that involve another vehicle. In the vast majority of these cases (78%), these accidents are head-on collisions. Only 5% of car/motorcycle accidents happen when the car hits a motorcycle from behind. Cars Making Left Hand Turns When cars make left-hand turns, it can be an incredibly

It’s no secret that car safety technology has come a long way over time, but the progress over the past few years alone has been tremendous. Cars are doing a more effective than ever before in keeping drivers and passengers alive in the event of a car accident. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

Graduated driver licensing is a process that lets teen drivers learn the skills they need to become safe motorists in a way that grants them more driving privileges as they become more experienced behind the wheel. Instead of granting teens full driving privileges as soon as they pass their road test, these programs are designed

One of the most dangerous things a driver can do is get behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol. In 2012, 10,322 people were killed in alcohol-related car accidents, representing 31% of all traffic fatalities. About 30 people in the United States die every day as a result of drunk driving, which works

In the United States, a pedestrian is injured every 7 minutes and killed every 2 hours as the result of an accident with a car. Data from the U.S. Department of Transportation and the NHTSA reveals 4,743 pedestrians in the united states were killed as a result of accidents involving cars in 2012, which was

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