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How to Identify Older Adults at Risk for Unsafe Driving

Almost half of all drivers on the nation’s roads are over the age of 65 and this number is projected to increase to 77 percent in the next 30 years. Adults over the age of 65 have the highest crash …

Pennsylvania’s York County Sees Sharp Rise in Roadside Deaths

Nita Stout of York, Pennsylvania, was known in some parts of Lewisberry as “the walker.” It was what the Bangladeshi mother of four boys liked to do, usually in the mornings. She did it for exercise and as a way …

Officials: 45 Died in Rhode Island Vehicle Crashes Last Year

Rhode Island transportation officials say 45 people died on the state’s roadways last year, a steady decline from previous years. Most victims were in a motor vehicle. Nine were riding bicycles and eight were pedestrians. Transportation Director Peter Alviti says …

Rhode Island Attorney General Urges Teens to Not Text While Driving

Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin is urging teenage drivers to not use their cell phones while driving as part of the fourth annual “It Can Wait” campaign in the state. Kilmartin kicked off this year’s effort on Sept. 25 …

Upward Trend in Highway Fatalities Draws Concern in Delaware

AAA Mid-Atlantic says Delaware drivers need to slow down and pay better attention when behind the wheel. Alarmed by an upward trend in road deaths this year, the motor club says too many drivers are engaging in unsafe behavior, including …

Safety Experts Warn Smart Car Dashboard Screens Distract Drivers

When it comes to dashboard displays that are more like smart phones, two things are clear: Customers want them, and automakers are intent on supplying them. But are they really a good idea? Car companies answer with an emphatic yes. …

Google Offering Railroad Crossings Alerts for Drivers

Google will add audio and visual alerts to warn drivers about upcoming railroad crossings on Google’s navigation system, the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration announced on Monday. The agency also asked four other companies – Apple, Garmin, Tom Tom and AOL’s …

N.J. Motorcycle Accident Deaths Rose in 1st 9 months of 2014

The Governors Highway Safety Association says fatalities from motorcycle accidents in New Jersey rose during the first nine months of 2014 after dramatic declines in recent years. The Asbury Park Press reports fatalities between January and September rose from 48 …

Massachusetts Senate Removes Insurance Surcharge From Headlights Law

The Massachusetts Senate has voted to join the House in softening the impact of the new state law that requires motorists to turn their headlights on whenever they are operating their windshield wipers. Under a state budget amendment unanimously approved …

Massachusetts House Removes Insurance Penalty From Headlights Rule

The Massachusetts House has voted to soften the impact of a new state law that requires motorists to turn their headlights on whenever they are operating their windshield wipers. Under a state budget amendment approved unanimously on Monday, the headlights …