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AIG Seeks Best Drivers in Singapore with New Smartphone App

AIG Asia Pacific Insurance Pte. Ltd. (AIG Singapore) has launched a nationwide search to find Singapore’s best drivers with “AIG On the Go,” a telematics-based smartphone application. “AIG On the Go” scores drivers’ performance every time they get behind the …

Urine Test for Fatigue Could Help Prevent Accidents

Doctors, pilots, air traffic controllers and bus drivers have at least one thing in common — if they’re exhausted at work, they could be putting lives at risk. But the development of a new urine test, reported in the ACS …

How Much Attention Do Drivers Need to Pay?

As Americans pile into their cars for Thanksgiving travel, they may wish to pay attention to some new thinking into how much, or how little, attention they should be paying to the road. Transportation safety engineers may want to pay …

Some Senior Drivers Have Higher Crash Risk

Older drivers with a history of falling have a 40 percent higher risk of being involved in motor vehicle crashes. But despite this increased risk, drivers ages 40 – 80 still have a lower risk of being involved in a …

New Mexico Drivers Can Take Safety Courses Sooner Under New Law

Gov. Susana Martinez has signed a bill to allow New Mexico drivers to take safety courses at a younger age. Currently, people can take the refresher courses when they turn 55. Under the bill signed into law Tuesday, they can …

‘Look, Ma, No Steering Wheel’ in Google’s Autonomous Car

Google Inc. is building cars that don’t have steering wheels, accelerator pedals or brake pedals, in an ambitious expansion of the Internet company’s efforts to develop self-driving cars. The small electric cars, which seat two passengers, are currently prototypes that …

Grandpa and Grandma Much Safer Behind the Wheel Than Predicted

Safety researchers expressed concern a decade ago that traffic accidents would increase as the nation’s aging population swelled the number of older drivers on the road. Now, they say they’ve been proved wrong. Today’s drivers aged 70 and older are …

Maine Gov., Secretary, Push Youth Driver Safety

In the wake of a deadly weekend on Maine’s highways for young motorists, Gov. Paul LePage and Secretary of State Charles Summers Jr. are stressing the importance of safety for young drivers. LePage has recently proclaimed January as Young Driver …

Rhode Island Senate Passes Seat Belt, Cell Phone Driver Bills

The Rhode Island Senate has advanced two bills on driver safety, one boosting seat belt enforcement and another banning young drivers from using cell phones while behind the wheel. The cell phone proposal would make it illegal for drivers under …

North Carolina Police Ticket 12,000 Motorists in 2 Weeks

North Carolina’s transportation secretary said more than 12,000 drivers and passengers were cited for seat belt and child passenger safety violations during a two-week campaign in North Carolina. Transportation Secretary Gene Conti said the citations were issued during the “Click …