Americans drove less in 2020, but more died in crashes

Americans drove less in 2020, but more died in crashes

Safety, Accidents
Pandemic lockdowns and stay-at-home orders kept many drivers off U.S. roads and highways last year. But those who did venture out found open…

Rate of traffic deaths rises during pandemic

Rate of traffic deaths rises during pandemic

Safety
The rate of traffic deaths jumped in the first half of 2020, and safety experts blame drivers who sped up on roads left open when the COVID…

Troopers targeting dangerous drivers in Austin

Troopers targeting dangerous drivers in Austin

Government, Arrests, Safety
More Texas Department of Public Safety troopers will be on roads statewide this Thanksgiving, looking for drunken drivers on Austin roads…

Even in pandemic, Austin roads still deadly

Even in pandemic, Austin roads still deadly

Safety
Austin roads were empty, or less congested than usual, for months this year as the coronavirus pandemic kept many workers at home and forced…

New study shows technology can prevent truck wrecks

New study shows technology can prevent truck wrecks

Safety
Safety features such as automatic emergency braking and forward collision warnings could prevent more than 40% of crashes in which semis…

Austin lowering speed limits

Austin lowering speed limits

Safety
Over the next several months, Austin drivers will start seeing posted signs alerting them to reduced speed limits on certain residential and…

Pedestrian deaths rise more than 50% in US

Pedestrian deaths rise more than 50% in US

Safety
Pedestrian fatalities on U.S. roads have increased by more than 50% over the past decade, while deaths of people riding in cars, trucks and…

Seat Belt Replacement After a Car Accident

Seat Belt Replacement After a Car Accident

Safety
Should you replace the driver’s seat belt after an accident?Absolutely. In fact, the seat belt for all occupied passengers should be…

Driving under the Influence … of your meds!

Driving under the Influence … of your meds!

Safety
It turns out many folks have no idea that their prescription medications make driving dangerous and put them at risk for a DUI arrest. A…

Study: New-car info tech is distracting and dangerous

Study: New-car info tech is distracting and dangerous

Safety
New-model cars are loaded with more driver distractions than ever before, including navigation systems that take an average of 40 seconds to…

Truck Drivers with Sleep Apnea Pose Danger to Public

Truck Drivers with Sleep Apnea Pose Danger to Public

Safety
The Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said late last week that they are no longer pursuing the…

230 DWI Arrests in Austin over Holidays

230 DWI Arrests in Austin over Holidays

Safety
Austin police made 230 drunken driving arrests over 19 days this holiday season, compared with 229 arrests over 17 days last year, police…

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