Fatigue Negatively Affects Uber and Truck Drivers Alike

Many of us have had at least one long night on the road, fighting to stay awake before finally realizing it’s just better to stop somewhere and sleep. In those moments, we come close to understanding the dangers of driving while drowsy. Even so, it is still difficult to fully fathom the perils of this […]

Recent Traffic Fatality Statistics Show Reverse In Forty Year Trend

Until recently, the rates of traffic-related deaths have been declining, In fact, since the 1970s, the rates of traffic deaths have dropped from 50,000 per year to nearly 30,000. However, in 2015 this trend reversed when traffic fatality rates spiked by 7.2 percent, the largest jump in nearly 40 years. The fatality rates were even […]

Can We Combine Technology and Common Sense to Speed Up Pedestrian Safety?

There is a worldwide movement to eliminate traffic fatalities, it’s called Vision Zero. An important piece of the puzzle is improving pedestrian safety. To do that we must focus on intersection design. So far that has been an insanely slow and costly process that relies on people dying so that the data can be collected. […]

The Ten Most Dangerous Roads in America

You’ve likely heard the phrase “driving is the most dangerous thing you will do every day.” Every driver has had close calls, and a large majority of drivers have or will be involved in a car wreck within their lifetime. Thankfully, advances in motor vehicle technology has reduced the number of traffic-related fatalities exponentially and […]

Rental Car Accidents Explained

Accidents involving rental cars are more complicated than other auto accidents. Although many aspects of your case will be the same, there are some variables when it comes to liability and insurance coverage. The laws of the state where the accident occurred will apply to your accident, even if you live in another state. You […]

What Future Technology Could Mean For Motorcycle Safety

BMW recently released a concept motorcycle that claims helmets and padded clothing will be unnecessary in the distant future. The BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100 has some very impressive features such as self-balancing wheels, a flexible frame, electric motor, and an “electric safety cage.” The functions of these features is to, more or less, make […]

Merging – Are You Doing it Wrong?

Merging in traffic often feels like a battle of wills and of principles. Some selfish drivers race ahead in the closing lane to cut in front of those who dutifully took their place in line as early as possible. The conscientious drivers in the slower-moving lane then try to punish the line-cutters by refusing to […]

National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

The third week in October has been designated National College Alcohol Awareness Week (NCAAW). This year that falls on October 17th through the 21st. Over 1,000 campuses across the U.S. are participating this year. The purpose of NCAAW is to raise awareness and teach students about alcohol abuse, drunk driving, and other dangers surrounding substance […]

Oktoberfest: 2 Million Gallons of Beer, Brats, and Bumper Cars

Oktoberfest originated in Munich, Germany, in 1810. Traditionally, the festival runs from the first weekend of September through the first Sunday in October, and it is now celebrated in cities around the globe, including many in the U.S. Last year, festival goers consumed 2 million gallons of beer in Munich alone. German beer is the […]