Latest Road safety News

NTSB: Driver was behind wheel at time of Texas Tesla crash

Oct. 21, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A driver was behind the wheel when a Tesla electric car crashed and burned last April near Houston, killing two men, neither of whom was found in the driver's seat. The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board announced the findings in an investigative...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Oct. 20, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

Rome News-Tribune. October 16, 2021. Editorial: Let’s keep local control over our elections board We should keep the influence of political parties out of the Floyd County Elections Board. Allowing political parties to...

Former Calif. regulator tapped to run highway safety agency

Oct. 19, 2021 21:01 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A former California pollution regulator is being nominated to run the nation's highway safety agency. President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced his intention to nominate Steven Cliff, who has served as deputy administrator of the National Highway Traffic...

South Carolina city wants to take over dangerous road

Oct. 17, 2021 11:05 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina city wants to take over a heavily trafficked state road so it can have more say in safety improvements. Greenville City Council unanimously approved a resolution this month asking the state to turn over ownership of 3.2 miles...

AP review: At least 13 auto safety rules are years overdue

Oct. 16, 2021 20:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After their 16-year-old daughter died in a car crash, David and Wendy Mills wondered whether she would be alive if federal rules on rear seat belt warnings had been issued on time. Four years later, with no rule and traffic fatalities spiking,...

2nd driver killed by air bag inflator from Tennessee's ARC

Oct. 13, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A second person has been killed by an exploding air bag inflator made by a Tennessee company that has been under investigation by a federal agency for more than six years without any resolution. On Wednesday, the National Highway Traffic Safety...

Campaign encourages seat belts, safe driving practices

Oct. 07, 2021 04:09 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials are participating in a campaign to encourage safe driving practices including the use of seat belts. The high-visibility enforcement campaign called Operation Crash Reduction will run Oct. 8 to 11 and emphasize seat belt use to...

Long Island's 2 counties grapple with high auto fatalities

Sep. 26, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

MELVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Long Island’s two counties are among the tops in New York state for auto fatalities, and officials and safety advocates say increased enforcement can’t be the only solution. Data from the Albany-based Institute for Traffic Safety Management...

200K Arizona drivers getting refunds over public safety fee

Sep. 26, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of drivers will be getting $32 refund checks from the Arizona Department of Transportation. About 200,000 checks are going out in the mail this month, worth about $6.6 million, according to ADOT. The Arizona...

NTSB chief: focus on road safety must shift to entire system

Sep. 13, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The new chairman of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board wants governments and businesses to change the way they look at highway safety, considering the whole system rather than individual driver behavior. Jennifer Homendy, nominated by President...