Latest Road safety News

NTSB wants all new vehicles to check drivers for alcohol use

Sep. 20, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board is recommending that all new vehicles in the U.S. be equipped with blood alcohol monitoring systems that can stop an intoxicated person from driving. The recommendation, if enacted by the National Highway Traffic Safety...

US traffic deaths dip in Q2 but still high as pandemic eases

Sep. 19, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The number of people killed on U.S. roadways fell slightly from April through June, the first decline in two years as pandemic-era reckless driving appeared to ease. But the government says the number of deaths remains at a crisis level. Estimates from the National...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Sep. 14, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. September 12, 2022. Editorial: Conference offers region opportunities Wisconsin’s Hmong population has had a clear effect on the region over the past several decades. Look just a little past the brats, cheese and Packers jerseys, and...

Report: Tesla driver lost scholarship before fiery crash

Sep. 14, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A 20-year-old Tesla driver who died with a passenger in a fiery, high-speed crash on a residential South Florida street last year might have been upset after learning he had lost a scholarship, federal investigators said. The National Transportation Safety Board...

Saints safety Maye arrested in 'road rage' incident

Sep. 01, 2022 15:40 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La (AP) — New Orleans Saints safety Marcus Maye was arrested Thursday in what authorities termed a “road rage incident,” and he was booked with one count of aggravated assault with a firearm. Jefferson Parish Sherriff's Capt. Jason Rivarde said in a statement that...

NASCAR drivers feeling the hits more in Next Gen car

Sep. 01, 2022 15:01 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The jolts are more jarring, the impacts feel harder and the pain hangs on longer for NASCAR drivers in the first season of the Next Gen car. Stories of sore backs, headaches and damaged ribs that don't heal as quickly as they did in the past are more common...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Sep. 01, 2022 14:53 PM EDT

Bluefield Daily Telegraph. August 25, 2022. Editorial: Prison staffing: W.Va. struggling to find workers Much has been said in recent months about the continuing challenge that employers are facing when it comes to finding workers to fill open positions. ...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Sep. 01, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

Brunswick News. August 31, 2022. Editorial: State legislature must take strong stance on drunk driving Someone once asked what it would take to make roads and highways safer. Answers provided unveiled little seasoned drivers did not already know. First...

Federal grant aims to prevent wrong-way interstate crashes

Aug. 30, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has received a $5 million federal grant to help prevent wrong-way crashes on interstates, officials said. The funding will go toward implementing a pilot program that will use new technology to detect when someone goes the wrong way and then alert the...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Aug. 29, 2022 07:22 AM EDT

Detroit News. August 25, 2022. Editorial: Sales tax holiday is pointless pandering Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is proposing a back-to-school supply tax “holiday” that wouldn’t actually give money back to residents anytime soon, despite the promises she claims. ...