highway safety News

Snow Tire Requirement on Colorado Highway Fails

Colorado drivers won’t need snow tires or chains to drive on Interstate 70 next winter. Negotiations at the state Capitol broke down Tuesday morning when lawmakers from the House and Senate tried to broker an agreement on a snow tire …

Exit Ramp Rollovers Kill Hundreds of Truckers a Year

It was almost midnight when Walter Price eased his 18-wheeler into the right lane on Interstate 75 near Atlanta. As he began to bank onto the exit ramp he’d been taking for the past 10 years, Price had no idea …

Light Rail Train Hits Car in California Partially Derails, 21 Hurt

A light rail train slammed into a car at a crossing in front of the University of Southern California, seriously injuring the driver and the train’s operator. Nineteen passengers on the train suffered lesser injuries. The Metro Expo Line train …

Utah Oks Bill to Enable Police to Ticket for Seatbelts

Utah’s Republican governor has signed a bill that that would allow police to pull over drivers for not wearing seatbelts. The measure signed by Gov. Gary Herbert on Monday makes it a primary offense for drivers older than 19 to …

Bill to Up Montana Highway Speeds Proposed

Montana lawmakers on Friday heard the session’s fourth proposal to increase highway speed limits. Republican Rep. Art Wittich proposed a ballot referendum Friday for voters to decide whether to raise highway speed limits by 5 mph. Wittich said the proposal …

Settlement Reached in Deadly California Lexus Crash

Parents of a family that died when their Lexus sped up and crashed on a San Diego County, Calif. freeway have settled a lawsuit against the former car dealer. California Highway Patrol Officer Mark Saylor, his wife, brother-in-law and 13-year-old …

Idaho Lawmakers Take Up Guidelines For Driverless Cars

Idaho citizens could soon be sharing the road with driverless cars. A Senate panel considered a bill earlier this week that would allow companies to test self-driving cars on Idaho highways. Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Sen. Bert Brackett says the plan’s …

Utah House Passes Proposal to Toughen Seatbelt Law

Drivers who don’t wear seatbelts could be stopped by police under a proposal that has cleared the Utah House of Representatives. Republican Rep. Lee Perry of Perry says the bill that passed the House Tuesday will strengthen the seatbelt law …

Wyoming Lawmakers Consider Raising State Highway Speed Limits

State senators have advanced a bill that would increase the speed limit to 70 mph on some Wyoming highways. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported the Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs committee advanced the bill this week by a 3-2 vote. The …

Super Bowl Spells 77% Rise in Alcohol-Related Vehicle Crashes in California

Super Bowl Sunday is among the most dangerous days to venture onto California roads as gatherings for the game at parties or restaurants prompt drivers to consume alcohol. More drinking-related crashes happen in California on the day of the National …