The Truth About Speed Limits, Explained

In Texas you can drive 85 mph. In Pennsylvania, only 65 mph. In Wisconsin, interstate speed limits recently increased from 65 mph to 70 mph. Many highways across Minnesota have increased from 55 mph to 60 mph. Nevada raised the speed limits to 80 mph. Why are there so many different speed limits? Why do speed limits continue to rise? Road … Read More

Lowering speed limits can perplexingly lead to an increase in fatalities.

Being struck by a vehicle is the leading cause of injury-related death for children under 14 in New York city. It’s no wonder that there’s been a reasonable amount of support for the city’s “Vision Zero” program, which aims to reduce pedestrian fatalities to, you guessed it, zero. Vision Zero represents a good-faith effort to save lives. Yet the most … Read More

Texting and driving bans is still Legal for most drivers in Arizona

Texting and driving bans in Arizona keep being proposed….. but never pass   You may find it hard to believe but the Arizona State Legislature has been trying to get drivers to put their phones down since 2004. Families testified in a February 2018 committee hearing about their loved ones killed by driver’s texting or otherwise using their phones. The … Read More

Speeding is going to cost you more in these states

Motorists like to complain about traffic cops in their hometown. We all know which towns to hit the brakes and which towns you can get away going 5 mph over the limit. For truckers, it would be nice to know which states have the costliest speeding enforcement. Online financial website WalletHub figured out just that. WalletHub analyzed the speeding laws … Read More

The Most Ridiculous Low Speed Limits in America

What are you supposed to do when you’re faced with ridiculously low speed limits like these? 10.) Washington DC’s Capital BeltWay 55 MPH Limit Outside of rush hour traffic, 55 might seem reasonable. Then you attempt to merge and everyone around you is flying by at nearly 20 over. It makes for an incredibly dangerous situation. Why don’t traffic engineers … Read More

Check for Baby

In 2017, there were 42 heatstroke deaths of children in vehicles, a 63-percent increase from 2015. NEVER leave a child in a vehicle unattended. Make it a habit to look in the backseat EVERY time you exit the car. ALWAYS lock the car and put the keys out of reach.

Frequent pedestrian deaths in Arizona have raised concerns about improving road safety.

Frequent pedestrian deaths in Arizona have raised concerns about improving road safety. Many proponents of safer streets call for lowering traffic speeds. Collisions between motorized vehicles and pedestrians or cyclists at lower speeds are known to cause less severe injuries and fewer fatalities than collisions at higher speeds. However, empirical evidence that would demonstrate that the lowering of speeds on … Read More

Stop using cruise control on Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) strongly encourages vehicle owners to follow a warning from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to stop using cruise control on the vehicles listed below until repaired. FCA is recalling approximately 4.8 million vehicles to address a defect that could prevent the cruise control system from disengaging. Should this error occur, … Read More

Arizona named the deadliest for pedestrians

Arizona has been named the deadliest for pedestrians in a recent study by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. As a result of the findings, the city of Phoenix is trying to discover new ways people can still walk or bike in the streets while staying safe. The city is launching a Neighborhood Mobility Improvement Study, which is part of the T2050 voter-approved transportation plan. … Read More

What are crash avoidance technologies?

Automation and crash avoidance The term “crash avoidance” can encompass a wide variety of vehicle features designed to help the driver operate the vehicle safely. Vehicles increasingly offer advanced technologies that assist the driver with warnings or automatic braking to avoid or mitigate a crash. These advanced technologies vary in their function and how they operate. In general, they monitor … Read More