March 8, 2019, 1pm PST
Remember Elaine Herzberg, the 49-year-old woman who became the first pedestrian fatality due to an autonomous vehicle when she was hit last March by an Uber with a safety driver in Tempe, Ariz.? Prosecutors found no criminal liability.
August 26, 2018, 7am PDT
Illinois gets to new pieces of legislation aimed at slowing the rise in pedestrian deaths and other commuter injuries.
August 9, 2018, 10am PDT
Car crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens, and while parents often instruct teens not to text and drive, they admit to texting and driving at about the same rates as teenage drivers.
June 24, 2018, 1pm PDT
Two articles in national publications share findings from recent studies that make it harder to accept the "distracted walking" excuse for increased traffic fatalities.
April 12, 2018, 6am PDT
A columnist explores how to create an environment that encourages focused, safe driving.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
March 26, 2018, 9am PDT
A study by Zendrive examines how many U.S. drivers can't put down their phones.
January 17, 2018, 6am PST
Chicago is one of the first cities to consider the use of "textalyzers," which would allow police officers to scan phones to see if they were in use during an accident.
January 2, 2018, 1pm PST
The cause of last month's deadly Amtrak crash south of Tacoma above Interstate 5 is attributed to the train traveling at 78 mph through a curve with a speed limit of 30 mph. The original plan for the bypass called for the elimination of that curve.
November 3, 2017, 5am PDT
OK, the officer said it was "screaming" a song that got a driver near Montreal in trouble.
October 24, 2017, 6am PDT
Bloomberg links the uptick in traffic fatalities throughout the United States to rising smartphone use while driving.
October 8, 2017, 9am PDT
Apparently, car companies thought giving drivers the option to voice command a bunch of smart phone apps would make driving safer.
September 28, 2017, 2pm PDT
A study from the company, Zendrive, found that the overwhelming majority of motorists drive distracted between the hours of 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.
September 7, 2017, 2pm PDT
The Ford Motor Company picks a side in the traffic safety debate.
May 10, 2017, 8am PDT
Police in Chicago issued 99% fewer distracted driving tickets in 2016 than in 2015.
December 8, 2016, 6am PST
A new study from Quote Wizard finds Utah and Rhode Island have the worst and best drivers, respectively.
November 28, 2016, 9am PST
New research finds that as more distracted drivers take the road, protected bike lanes are keeping bikers alive.
August 29, 2016, 5am PDT
A 9 percent increase in fatalities on the nation's highways compared to the same period in 2015 does not appear to be a result of increased driving, which jumped 3.3 percent during that period, but rather an increase in the rate of fatal crashes.
July 6, 2016, 2pm PDT
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released preliminary fatality estimates for 2015. Deaths jumped by 2,525, an increase of 7.7 percent over 2014. Pedestrians and bicyclists saw the biggest increases.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
March 10, 2016, 10am PST
A new study finds that U.S. drivers drive distracted more often than they devote their full attention to the road.
September 30, 2015, 10am PDT
Traffic fatalities in California have been rising since 2010, rising to 3,104 in 2013 after decreasing from 2006 to 2010. Experts point to several specific reasons for the increase; one of the most prominent may be in your hand right now.