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The NHTSA has announced a final rule that will require electronic stability control (ESC) technology to be used in heavy tractor trucks and large buses that weigh 26,000 pounds or more in gross weight. For most heavy tractor trucks, the new rule will become effective within the next two years, but buses weighing 33,000 pounds

Despite moving very quickly through the Michigan Senate, a bill proposing changes to Michigan’s no-fault insurance law hasn’t made any progress since it made its way to the Michigan House of Representatives in April 2014. The bill in question, SB 248, has been met with a great deal of outrage from hospitals, accident victims, and

Nearly a year after Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan was severely injured in an accident involving a Walmart truck driver, Walmart has reached a settlement with the comedian for an undisclosed amount. Although terms of the settlement were not disclosed, Morgan seems pleased with the outcome. In a statement, he said,

Despite widespread efforts to raise awareness of how dangerous it can be to use a cell phone while driving, too many people still can’t seem to resist looking at their phones while behind the wheel. A survey recently released by AT&T revealed that although texting and sending e-mails are still the most common way people

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

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