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Highway Safety

Follow These Steps If Your Car Runs Out of Gas on a Road Trip

Map Happy | Posted 12.28.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Get to the right lane immediately, put the car into cruise control, turn off the music, burn some sage and hope for the best. It's too late to stock...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...