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Highway Safety

Congress Should Rebuild Roads, Not Lengthen Trailers

James P. Hoffa | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

The Teamsters aren't sitting idly by on this issue. In fact, the union will be front-and-center demonstrating its opposition to allowing trucks to pull twin 33-foot trailers nationwide during a Capitol Hill media event Wednesday.

People Want Screens On Their Car Dashboards, But Is It Safe?

Reuters | Sarah McBride and Paul Lienert | Posted 07.07.2015 | Technology

Car companies answer with an emphatic yes, of course.

From This Momma to All the Idiots Who Are Still Texting and Driving

Madeleine Melcher | Posted 06.14.2015 | Parents
Madeleine Melcher

I try to set a good example for my kids -- I do, but nothing makes me want to spit and cuss in public more than you idiots who continue to text and drive.

DUI: No, We Really Don't Know Ourselves!

Saul Segan | Posted 07.16.2014 | Crime
Saul Segan

There are so many myths to which drivers fall prey, and which can result in the chaos and life-altering pain that is a companion to DUI. The years hav...

Fatalities of Distraction

Angie Ward | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Angie Ward

It also seems safe to say most of us agree fidgeting with devices while we're behind the wheel is a pretty stupid thing to do. But many of us are still doing it; the knowledge of the danger doesn't seem to be overriding the desire to stay connected and entertained.

GHSA Chairman's Remarks

Debbie Hersman | Posted 10.30.2013 | Technology
Debbie Hersman

Thank you for the kind introduction - it's great to be here in beautiful California - the busiest state when it comes to highway travel. I have worked with GHSA for many years, but the last time I addressed your annual conference was in 2009 in Savannah.

Sleep-Deprived Drive

Radley Balko | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics
Radley Balko

The New York Times reports that prosecutors looking for ways to bring charges against people who drive while sleep-deprived.* They're having problem...

Arizona Invokes the Power of Poetry to Promote Highway Safety

Tony Phillips | Posted 08.15.2012 | Weird News
Tony Phillips

Obviously anything called a haboob has to be pretty bad. Had Tolkien thought of such a name, he'd have based a trilogy on it. I, for one, can attest to how nasty a thing a haboob is.

You Won't Believe What Happened To Newlyweds On I-95

Posted 05.30.2012 | Miami

A newlywed couple on their "pre-honeymoon" narrowly escaped being impaled by metal debris left on the southbound lanes of I-95 in South Florida. Sa...

Sharon Silke Carty

Scientists Debate If Another Culprit Triggered Toyota's Sudden Acceleration Problem: Tin Whiskers | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 01.23.2012 | Business

Even as Toyota has reckoned with a wrenching crisis of confidence, acknowledging reports that some of its best-selling vehicles have been prone to acc...

Sharon Silke Carty

Report: NHTSA Lacks Critical Electronics Expertise | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 01.18.2012 | Business

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration doesn't know enough about car electronic systems to respond effectively when problems arise, accord...

Your Driver's License: Don't Come Home Without It

Saul Segan | Posted 11.11.2011 | Home
Saul Segan

There are many pitfalls in holding a driver's license, that can cause untold grief and expense, but can be easily overlooked. A license to drive is c...

Arizona Speed Cameras Will Be Eliminated

AP | PAUL DAVENPORT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PHOENIX — Arizona is ending a groundbreaking and contentious program that put speed cameras along Phoenix-area freeways and in vans deployed acr...

Shut Up and Drive: A Long-Overdue Commentary on What's Inappropriate While Driving

Dr. Robert Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Robert Epstein

Thanks to the recent passage of laws restricting cell phone use in cars, I can finally start to breathe normally again while driving. A growing body...