North America News - May 2017

Skimpy Crash Reports Hindering Prevention Efforts

A National Safety Council review of motor vehicle crash reports from across the U.S. concluded that no state fully captures critical data needed to address and understand the rise in roadway...

Simple, Cost-Effective Roadway Improvements Are Unlikely Keys to Reducing more than 415,000 Fatalities and Serious Injuries on U.S. Roadways

Key roadway improvements have the potential to save 63,700 lives and prevent 353,560 serious injuries over a 20-year period, according to a new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety....

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'Textalyzer' Aims To Curb Distracted Driving, But What About Privacy?

If you're one of the many who text, read email or view Facebook on your phone while driving, be warned: Police in your community may soon have a tool for catching you red-handed.

The new "...

Sleepy Behind the Wheel? Some Cars Can Tell

It’s something that many of us have experienced while driving, though we may not like to admit it.

It’s called a microsleep, a brief state of drowsy unconsciousness that can happen even if...

High-tech apps track drivers to help prevent tragedy

WASHINGTON -- Smartphones, cars and teenagers make a dangerous combination. But, now there’s a smartphone app that may save lives.

Sarah Gregory’s been driving for about a year. Her parents...

Pedestrian deaths reach highest total in 40 years: report

Pedestrian deaths in 2016 increased an estimated 11 percent from 2015, marking the largest annual increase since reporting began, according to a recent report from the Governors Highway Safety...

Combining 3 Vehicle Technologies Could Nearly Eliminate Auto Emissions

Imagine jumping into a self-driving car with two other commuters in the morning, the electric engine humming as you drive through smooth traffic and past empty parking lots, before arriving at...

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