highway safety News

Big Increase in Pedestrian Fatalities in Hawaii

The state Department of Transportation says pedestrian fatalities have increased by 525 percent from the same time last year. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported 25 pedestrians have died as of Sept. 13 this year compared with four deaths last year in …

Marijuana Use Suspected in Fatal Colorado Crash

The Colorado State Patrol says a woman killed in a single-vehicle rollover on Interstate 70 is suspected of being under the influence of marijuana at the time. KMGH-TV reported that the crash occurred Monday afternoon near Genesee, west of Denver, …

Data Shows Arizona Traffic Fatalities Continue to Rise

The Arizona Department of Transportation says 1,000 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes last year. A new statewide report released this week shows 2017 marked the third straight year of increases for traffic fatalities. The total was up from …

Utah Bikers Looking for Response to Rising Deadly Traffic Crashes

Utah bikers vented their frustrations about the state of driving safety in response to an unprecedented number of deadly motorcycle crashes. The Deseret News reports a group of about 30 motorcyclists met with law enforcement officials last week in Midvale …

Passenger Bus Crash in New Mexico Kills 3, Injures 24

A crash involving a commercial passenger bus and three other vehicles on a New Mexico highway early Sunday killed three people and injured 24 others, some critically, authorities said. One of the people killed was in a car that struck …

25 Injured When Bus Overturns on California Freeway

Authorities say 25 people have been injured after a bus overturned on a Southern California freeway but most of the passengers had minor injuries. The Los Angeles Fire Department says the bus crashed shortly before 4 a.m. Saturday in Pico-Union, …

North Dakota Highway Fatalities at 8-Year Low Through 1st Half Of 2018

Highway fatalities in North Dakota during the first half of the year were the lowest in eight years. The state Transportation Department’s Safety Division says there were 39 motor vehicle fatalities in the state through June 30, down from 54 …

Safety Agency to Watch Tesla Car Fire Exam Following California Incident

The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a technical specialist to observe Tesla Inc.’s examination of a Model S that caught fire in California on Friday, the agency said in a statement. The action is not a formal probe of …

Arizona Launches Driver Safety Campaign for Monsoon Season

A new safety campaign will remind Arizona drivers stuck in dust storms to pull over, turn off all car lights and wait until visibility is back before hitting the road again. The “pull aside, stay alive” campaign aims to keep …

Michigan Legislators Decide Motorists Need 3-Foot Distance to Pass Bikes

Michigan drivers would have to allow 3 feet of clearance or a “safe passing distance” while going by a bike on the road as part of a legislative compromise that could reach the governor soon. The Senate voted 36-1 this …