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NHTSA: Backup Cameras Must Be Standard by 2018

NHTSA: Backup Cameras Must Be Standard by 2018

  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) declared Monday that there must be “rear visibility technology in all new vehicles under 10,000 pounds by May 2018.” NHTSA’s ruling includes requirements for the camera’s field of view as well as durability, responsiveness and size of the displayed image.   According to NHTSA, “This new rule […]

Is the Era of the Red Light Camera Coming to an End?

Is the Era of the Red Light Camera Coming to an End?

I don’t know many people who are enthusiastic about red light traffic cameras. In my experience, they easily cause as many problems as they solve. People slam on their brakes to avoid oft-shortened yellow light cycles. Others have been getting tickets for making rolling right turns on red, “guilty” of violating a three-second-stop rule that’s […]

TEA Approved Texas Driver Safety

TEA Approved Texas Driver Safety

  What’s an Online Driving Safety Course? You can easily remove a ticket from your driving record in the state of Texas when you take a Driving Safety Course through an approved provider. Skills you’ll learn in an online driving safety course include: Current Driving Laws Safe Driving Techniques Effects and Risks of Drinking and […]

Car Seat Recommendations for Children

Car Seat Recommendations for Children

  There are many car seat choices on the market. Use the information below to help you choose a car seat that best meets your child’s needs.   Birth – 12 Months Your child under age 1 should always ride in a rear-facing car seat. There are different types of rear-facing car seats: Infant-only seats […]

Move Over Law explained

Move Over Law explained

  Move-over laws require motorists traveling on multi-lane roadways to, when practical, merge away from a vehicle working on the side of the highway to provide an empty travel lane of safety for the worker. If not practical (either due to traffic volume or road design), the motorist must slow significantly below the posted speed […]

DUI Laws Could Be Changing

DUI Laws Could Be Changing

  The National Transportation Safety Board voted to recommend to states that they lower the blood-alcohol content that constitutes drunken driving. Currently, all 50 states have set a BAC level of .08, reflecting the percentage of alcohol, by volume, in the blood. If a driver is found to have a BAC level of .08 or […]

Highway Deaths Rise May Highlight Need for Newer Cars, Safer Technology

Highway Deaths Rise May Highlight Need for Newer Cars, Safer Technology

  (Courtesy ABCNews) For the first time in seven years, fatalities on the nation’s roads went up 5 percent in the first half of 2012, according to the National Safety Council. For teenagers ages 16 and 17, the results were even more staggering, with a 19 percent increase in deaths and 240 youngsters killed over […]

Red Light Running

Red Light Running

  Study provides more evidence that cameras reduce red light running; decrease is biggest for most dangerous violations well into red cycle   ARLINGTON, Va. — In the latest study confirming the benefits of red light cameras, researchers at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found that red light running rates declined at Arlington, […]

National road safety report shows Texas lacks key laws

National road safety report shows Texas lacks key laws

  Texas ranks among the worst states for passing highway safety laws, according to an annual report released Tuesday. Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety released the “Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws” grading all 50 states and the District of Columbia on their performance based on 15 basic traffic safety laws. Texas – the […]

American Safety Commission Urges Drivers to Move Over, Slow Down for Tow Trucks

American Safety Commission Urges Drivers to Move Over, Slow Down for Tow Trucks

  Every year, first responders across the country are injured or killed on the job while providing emergency services along America’s highways. The “Move Over” Law aims to make all roadside emergency and maintenance professionals safer. Who? 90% of respondents to a national poll by Mason Dixon Polling and Research sponsored by the NSC, believe […]