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Regulators Form Coalition with Goal of Eliminating Traffic Deaths by 2046

Deaths from car accidents could be a thing of the past by the year 2046, as a new coalition of federal regulatory agencies plans to put an end to traffic fatalities by that date. The Road to Zero Coalition has set this ambitious goal in the wake of a… Read More

Americans Spend an Average of 17,600 Minutes Driving Each Year

Spending a lot of time behind the wheel increases your risk of getting into a car accident. That is why the new survey from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety should serve as a wake-up call to all Americans who drive. The American Driving Survey found… Read More

Department of Transportation Releases First Self-Driving Car Regulations

Late last month, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released its first guidelines on automated vehicle (AV) development and innovation, with the goal of ensuring safe testing and use of these vehicles. Government officials believe that AV vehicles… Read More

Dallas Man Injured, Dog Thrown into Back Seat in Tesla Autopilot Crash

On Aug. 7, a Tesla Model S that was in autopilot mode on Highway 175 in Kaufman crashed into a guardrail at 80 miles per hour, injuring the occupant and throwing his dog into the back seat. The occupant stated that he reached down to pet his dog and… Read More

Car Accident Deaths Increased Nine Percent in First Half of 2016

In the first six months of 2016, 19,100 people died in car crashes, a nine percent increase compared to the first six months of 2015, according to analysis by the National Safety Council (NSC). Fatal car wrecks are also up 18 percent compared to the first… Read More

Road Debris Car Crashes Caused 500 deaths, 39,000 injuries from 2011 to 2014

Car accidents caused by road debris are more common than you might think, according to a new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. From 2011 to 2014, more than 200,000 car accidents involving road debris were reported to police and these… Read More

New Report Finds That Drowsy Driving Caused 5,000 Deaths in 2015

There are an estimated 328,000 drowsy driving car accidents every year, which led to 5,000 deaths in 2015 alone, according to a shocking report on drowsy driving from the Governors Highway Safety Organization (GHSO). According to the report, 83.6 million… Read More

Texas is Home to The 9th-worst Drivers in the Country

Texas has the ninth-worst drivers in the country according to a new study from the financial tech firm SmartAsset. Researchers found that Texas has the highest percentage of drunk driving deaths in all 50 states at 40 percent. The survey used data from… Read More

New Surveys Show Many Teenagers Engage in Distracted Driving

Distracted driving causes more than eight deaths and over 1,000 injuries every day, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). However, recent research shows that a majority of teenagers do not think distracted driving behaviors… Read More

Majority of Drivers Admit to Road Rage

In a study recently released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, the majority of polled drivers admitted to engaging in potentially dangerous activities while driving like road rage, aggression and anger. The concerning behavior of participants… Read More