Sirens May Do 'More Harm Than Good,' Research Shows
The ear-piercing sirens used by emergency vehicles are shown to have little impact on patient outcomes while contributing to more dangerous road conditions, experts say.
Major Flaws in the U.S. Car Crash Reporting System
The lack of a nationwide standard and extensive officer discretion lead to inconsistent data when it comes to traffic crashes and fatalities.
Who's at Fault When Self-Driving Cars Kill People?
As more autonomous vehicles hit the road and inevitably cause crashes, courts will have to contend with a complex web of responsibility when ruling on wrongful death cases.
Research: Traffic Stops Don't Stop Traffic Deaths
A comprehensive study using data from 33 states shows no significant correlation between police stops and reduced crash rates.
Texas Lawmakers Want to Shut Down Grandfathered Red-Light Cameras
Despite a statewide ban approved by the Texas State Legislature in 2019, four Texas cities still have active contracts with photographic enforcement companies.
Deadly Texas Tesla Crash Might Have Had No Driver at the Wheel
Another fatal crash prompts questions about Elon Musk's autopilot claims.
Case Study: Florida Road Diet Reduces Crashes, Adds Minimal Congestion
A controversial road diet has faced disapproval from local business owners, but data shows a significant reduction in crashes and a minimal increase in congestion.
Virginia Set to Pass Bill Lowering Minimum Speed Limit
The Virginia General Assembly has passed a bill that would allow localities to set speed limits as low as 15 miles per hour.
Oregon DOT Studies Impact of Race and Income on Road Safety
The findings of a recent memo highlight the disproportionate effects of unsafe road conditions on low-income people and BIPOC communities.
Despite Stay-at-Home Orders, U.S. Traffic Deaths Rose in 2020
Dangerous behaviors picked up during the early, low-traffic days of the pandemic are partly to blame.
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