With motorcycle-related deaths on the rise – in contrast to automobile fatalities – the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is reminding drivers of cars, trucks and buses to watch out for motorcycle riders.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) today unveiled an ambitious new plan aimed at eliminating alcohol-impaired driving crashes. The 19 recommendations contained in the plan call for stronger laws, swifter enforcement and expanded use of technology.
Forget teenagers. Adults are the biggest texting-while-driving problem in the USA. What's worse — they know it's wrong. Almost half of all adults admit to texting while driving in a survey by AT&T provided to USA TODAY, compared with 43% of teenagers. More than 98% of adults — almost all of them — admit they know it's wrong.
The results were tragic but not surprising last May when Suzanne Randa and her fiance, Thomas Donohoe, crashed while riding Donohoe’s Harley Davidson on Highway 79 near the Southern California city of Loma Linda.
Survey finds U.S. drivers still using cell phones in large numbers
April 17, 2013
It’s official: Americans are ignoring the warnings about the dangers of distracted driving and continuing to use their cell phones while behind the wheel. A new survey by the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) -- released in conjunction with National Distracted Driving Awareness Month -- shows that at any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving.
Drivers, passengers more likely to die than construction workers
April 16, 2013
Thirty-eight percent of highway contractors had motor vehicles crash into their construction work zones during the past year, according to the results of a new highway work zone study conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).
Four died, six survived accident with serious injuries
April 15, 2013
The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that the probable cause of the accident in the southern Gulf of Mexico was the failure of Trinity Liftboats (the vessel owner/operator) and Geokinetics (the chartering organization) to adequately plan and prepare for a rapidly and locally developing hurricane.
Pilot made multiple personal calls & texted during critical decision-making period
April 10, 2013
A pilot’s decision to depart on a mission despite a critically low fuel level as well as his inability to perform a crucial flight maneuver following the engine flameout from fuel exhaustion was the probable cause of an emergency medical services helicopter accident that killed four in Missouri, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said yesterday.
“Are you willing to risk Nebraska’s future for foreign profit?” asks one of the state’s farmers, in one of the national TV ads launched this week by a coalition of groups opposed to the Keystone XL pipeline.