The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will hold a pair of public meetings this spring to gather input as it develops guidelines for the safe deployment of automated safety technology.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) eleased an annual analysis that estimates that commercial vehicle roadside safety inspection and traffic enforcement programs saved 472 lives in 2012. Since 2001, these programs have saved more than 7,000 lives.
As an employer, what can you do to help workers understand and learn how to use safety features built into vehicles they drive for work—whether you provide these vehicles, or workers drive their own vehicles?
When we go to the grocery store, we expect to find shelves stocked with the food we like, seldom reflecting on how it got there. Behind those stocked shelves, however, are the long-haul truck drivers whose jobs regularly require them to leave their families, friends, and homes to travel hundreds of miles to deliver the products that we buy.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched a nationwide campaign to get drunk drivers off the road this holiday season that includes a new Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over ad to run in movie theaters immediately before the blockbuster movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Following two oversize load crashes that led to partial bridge collapses, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued a Safety Alert to remind motor carriers of the importance of obtaining permits and carefully reviewing routes before transporting oversize loads.
A $305 billion highway bill approved by Congress and signed by President Obama last week includes several provisions aggressively sought by the trucking industry that, critics say, will undermine traffic safety.
23x increased likelihood of being in an accident if texting while driving compared to driving while not distracted. 89% of American adults think sending text messages or e-mails while driving is distracting, dangerous and should be outlawed.
Some 1.25 million people die each year as a result of road traffic crashes, according to the WHO's Global status report on road safety 2015, despite improvements in road safety.
“Road traffic fatalities take an unacceptable toll – particularly on poor people in poor countries,” says Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO.
Often it’s frightening. Sometimes it’s deadly. Road rage – where flaring tempers mix with two-ton machines – continues to be a problem on America’s highways, leading to accidents, assaults and occasionally even murder.