Over Half of Drug-Tested Drivers in Fatal Crashes Had Marijuana or Opiates in System

Over Half of Drug-Tested Drivers in Fatal Crashes Had Marijuana or Opiates in System

July 30,2018

Every car accident is a tragedy, especially when the accident results in severe injuries or death. Many of these crashes occur because of situations that could have been avoided, such as distracted driving or speeding. However, new research has shown that one of the most common causes of deadly car crashes could be driver drug use. Drug use impairs drivers' ability to operate vehicles safely, which raises the risk of deadl...

Study Suggests We Might Be Talking Too Much Behind the Wheel 

July 17,2018

Most people already know that it isn’t wise to use a cell phone while driving. However, studies show that many people are continuing to engage in this behavior even though they know it isn’t safe. Studies also show that this behavior leads to decreased driver awareness and an increased incidence of accidents. Research on Conversation Behind the Wheel The journal Human Factors recently published a meta-analysis that e...

Kentuckians Rank Too High on List of Aggressive Driving

June 18,2018

A sad event: Kentucky drivers have landed in the Top Ten states with the most aggressive drivers, according to a recent study. The smartphone app GasBuddy released a study a couple of weeks ago finding that Kentucky ranks as the ninth highest state where aggressive driving is a problem. They point out that aggressive driving is the quickest way to waste gas, lower mileage by as much as 40 percent, and cause more frequent ...

Sharing the Road with Motorcyclists

April 30,2018

According to the National Safety Council (NSC), the only transportation activity more dangerous than operating (or being a passenger on) a motorcycle on our streets and highways is to be a pedestrian. The Council puts the odds of a motorcyclist being involved in a fatal accident at one in 770, placing them just slightly behind pedestrians (one in 647). That’s one of many reasons why the Council designates May as Nation...

Pedestrian Fatality in Arizona: Uber Self-Driving Test Prompts Cause for Concern

April 23,2018

Arizona governor Doug Ducey suspended Uber’s self-driving vehicle testing in late March after a Tempe pedestrian fatality occurred by that company’s self-driving car, continued testing in that state is now in doubt. Ducey cited video footage of the crash. The move by the state’s Republican governor marks a major reversal of his enthusiastic backing of self-driving vehicle companies to run tests without a person in t...

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