highway safety News

Report: Testers in California Logged 2.8M Autonomous Miles Last Year

Each year technology’s promise of having autonomous vehicles ruling the roads seems to be a bit more fleeting, or at least a bit further off, but that hasn’t stalled the efforts of would-be makers of self-driving cars to deliver a …

Boise Passes Hand-Held Phone Ban for Drivers

It’s now illegal to use a hand-held device while driving in Boise. The city council unanimously approved an ordinance banning hand-held cell phone use while driving during a meeting on Tuesday. The new rule means drivers in the capital city …

New NTSB Report in Fatal Crash in Arizona Involving Autonomous Vehicle

A new federal report into last year’s fatal crash involving a self-driving car in suburban Phoenix says the Uber vehicle couldn’t anticipate the actions of jaywalkers. The National Transportation Safety Board report also says the SUV wasn’t designed to slam …

Bus in Utah With Chinese-Speaking Tourists Crashes in, Killing 4

A tour bus crashed on a highway running through the red-rock landscape of southern Utah on Friday, killing four people from China and injuring dozens more. The bus from Southern California rolled onto a guard rail, crushing its roof and …

Deaths from Nevada Car Crashes Down in June from 2018 Rates

Fewer people died in car crashes on Nevada roads in June than they did a year earlier, according to state data. The Nevada Department of Public Safety reported 16 deaths from 16 crashes in June, which is almost half as …

Colorado Man Files Negligence Suit in Deadly New Mexico Bus Crash

A Colorado man who survived a bus crash in New Mexico that killed three people including his wife last July has filed a lawsuit. Ramon Grajeda-Beltran and Olga Hernandez-Beltran of Rocky Ford were passengers on a commercial bus traveling from …

Ohio Launches Campaign Urging Safety Belt Use by Drivers

The Ohio State Highway Patrol has begun a campaign urging Ohio motorists to wear their safety belts. The patrol says troopers will be encouraging drivers to “buckle up” to save lives. A statement released by the patrol this week says …

Arizona Man Another Death Linked to Faulty Takata Air Bag

An Arizona man who died from injuries sustained in a crash three months after purchasing a used Honda Civic has become the 16th fatality in the U.S. linked to defective air bags at the center of one of the biggest …

Washington City Planning Big Driver Bike, Pedestrian Safety Changes

A Washington city is planning changes to make streets safer for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians. Bellingham residents can expect to see substantial changes to thoroughfares over the next few months as the city continues work on its long-term effort to …

Planes, Trains, Autos, Trucks: ’10 Most Wanted’ Transportation Safety Improvements

Federal safety advocates are targeting three of the worst habits by drivers that kill more than 10,000 people a year: speeding, impaired driving and distractions from electronic gadgets. The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board unveiled its “Most Wanted” list of …