Articles about vehicle safety


Laws and Safety Efforts Can Prevent Distracted Driving

Last updated: 04/18/2021

When people read a text while driving, their eyes are off the road for an average of five seconds. At 55 miles per hour, that is like driving the length of a football field...

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Roadcheck inspections: To avoid or not to avoid?

Last updated: 04/14/2021

Old hand Mike "Mustang" Crawford and his independent business won't be on the road May 4-6 this year, which just so happens to coincide with the annual Roadcheck event of the...

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Answers to 4 baffling truck brake violations - Truck News

Last updated: 04/08/2021

Brake-related problems continue to dominate violations during roadside inspection blitzes. They accounted for 32% of the vehicle violations recorded during the most recent...

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The Rules That Made U.S. Roads So Deadly

Last updated: 04/07/2021

A 25-year-old Yale Law student. A crossing guard. A 78-year-old woman. A high-school teacher. These are but four of the pedestrians and bikers counted among the 310...

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Guide for Road Safety Interventions: Evidence of What Works and What Does Not Work

Last updated: 03/27/2021

Road traffic crashes result in an estimated 1.35 million deaths and 50 million injuries worldwide per year with over 90 percent of these occurring in Low-Middle Income Countries...

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Can ‘tried and trusted’ regulations and standards keep vehicles safe in a digital future?

Last updated: 03/25/2021

The first question to ask is what has been tried and is it trusted? Over the last forty years the winning formula for improved vehicle safety has been the combination of...

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Guide for Road Safety Interventions: Evidence of What Works and What Does Not Work

Last updated: 03/19/2021

Road traffic crashes result in an estimated 1.35 million deaths and 50 million injuries worldwide per year with over 90 percent of these occurring in Low-Middle Income Countries...

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Safe Driving at Sunrise and Sunset / Dusk and Dawn

Last updated: 02/18/2021

Safe Driving at Sunrise and Sunset / Dusk and Dawn Introduction We strive to keep road users safe 24/7. Our drivers, bikers, cyclists and pedestrians are challenged daily by...

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Are standards for trailer underride guards strong enough? - Truck News

Last updated: 01/24/2021

Canadian regulators didn’t invent trailer underride guards, but they undoubtedly raised the bar. Rules on this side of the border require the protective barriers to absorb...

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Older drivers

Last updated: 01/19/2021

Older drivers Driving environment Overview Advancing age can bring impairments that affect driving ability. Drivers age 70 and older have higher fatal crash rates per mile...

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