The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday condemned the lack of state and federal regulation for testing autonomous vehicles before finding that a distracted human safety driver was the...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Elite marathoner Kaitlin Goodman's mantra is "run joyfully," but when a distracted driver forced her to leap to safety, it didn't spark joy — it tore her hamstring and...
DETROIT (AP) — Traffic deaths in the U.S. fell slightly in 2018 for the second straight year, the government's road safety agency said Tuesday.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state is attempting to persuade people to put down their smartphones while driving by rolling out cameras to prosecute distracted motorists.
BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Monday it wouldn't be drawn into a debate over restricting large sports utility vehicles in cities after a crash in the capital killed four pedestrians,...
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The widow of a New York Thruway worker who was fatally struck by a vehicle is helping launch a new state fair exhibit on road safety.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is pushing a slew of road safety proposals from banning drivers from holding cellphones to letting police stop motorists for not wearing seatbelts as...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Many rural drivers are applauding Minnesota for pushing the speed limit to 60 mph on most two-lane state highways, a move that's also been met with criticism from road safety experts.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ride hailing firm Uber said Monday it is raising the minimum age of its drivers in the Netherlands and taking other measures to increase road safety after a series of fatal accidents involving Uber drivers.
The general manager of Uber Nederland, Thijs Emondts, said in a statement posted on the company's website that it is lifting the minimum age from 18 to 21 years for drivers who use its app to connect with passengers.
MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies are riding school buses in an Upper Peninsula district to try to catch drivers who violate bus-safety laws.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi routinely leads the country in teen traffic fatalities, a fact that law enforcement and family groups are working to battle.
Texting and other distractions can be a part of that, as can speed and drinking. Many cases come from road hazards and other vehicles, too, but one thing increases the risk of death or serious injury in all of those kinds of wrecks: Not wearing a seatbelt.
TRIPP, S.D. (AP) — An alert system designed for rural intersections appears to be improving safety in southeastern South Dakota, according to a state transportation official.
The Bon Homme County intersection of South Dakota Highways 37 and 46 was the first in the state to get a Rural Intersection Conflict Warning System, The Daily Republic reported .
CLARENCE, N.Y. (AP) — Service areas along the Thruway are holding road safety demonstrations.
The demonstrations Thursday are designed to educate drivers about avoiding the "blind spots" around large commercial trucks. Rest stop visitors will be able climb into tractor trailers so they can judge truckers' blind spots for themselves.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A recent Iowa Supreme Court decision involving a 2013 car accident on a northwest Iowa county road could make it more difficult for citizens to hold city, county and state officials responsible when people are hurt as the result of unsafe road conditions.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's transport minister wants trucks fitted with compulsory 'blind spot' safety systems to prevent pedestrians and cyclists from being killed by careless drivers.
Properly arranged mirrors normally ensure that truck drivers can see all areas in front of and beside their vehicles. But a series of fatal accidents in recent months has strengthened calls from road safety activists for more stringent measures.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The state of Utah will receive an international road safety award for its use of innovative transportation management tools and for lowering the legal blood alcohol content for driving to .05 percent.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City workers are driving more and getting into more accidents even as the mayor pushes for road safety and warns of climate change.
That's according to a New York Times (http://nyti.ms/2yiCK60 ) review published Saturday of city data.
Data from the mayor's management report show municipal workers drove 102 million miles last fiscal year, a 25 percent bump from 2014 when Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) first took office.
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — A road safety audit is being launched in Valparaiso.
The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports Sunday that the audit will include input from residents on their perceptions of safety along some of the city's most traveled streets and roads.
Public surveys are being accepted through Sept. 22.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The city of Sioux Falls and the state Department of Corrections are looking at ways to improve safety on the road that leads to South Dakota's largest prison.
DETROIT (AP) — The outgoing head of the government agency charged with keeping highways safe is worried that auto safety won't be a priority for the incoming Trump administration.
Mark Rosekind, who leaves his job leading the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Friday, said during an interview with The Associated Press the agency has taken steps to modernize and change its relationship with automakers so they try to stop problems rather than reacting to deaths and injuries.
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Three state agencies are teaming up to keep drivers and farmers safe on central Illinois roads during harvest season.
The Illinois Farm Bureau, Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois State Police will promote a program called "Caution, Slow Down, Share the Road," which encourages rural road safety, The (Bloomington) Pantagraph (http://bit.ly/2d6cgOC ) reported.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Billionaire philanthropist and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has a new job — as global ambassador for the U.N. health agency with a mandate to help reduce deaths from prevalent diseases, traffic accidents, tobacco, alcohol and obesity.