Wrong Way driver detection

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) recently released a “News Flash” about the deployment of their wrong-way driver detection system. Due to several of fatal and injury-causing wrong-way crash incidents on California roadways, Caltrans has stepped up to the plate in efforts to reduce the likelihood of these dangerous and preventable crashes. This two-year long…

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants everybody to have a safe and happy 2016 holiday season. This year, they’re reminding motorists to drive sober or get pulled over and to buckle up for every trip, every time. Whether you’re staying in town or going on a cross-country family trip, buckling up is the…

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has just issued a press release showing the 7.7 percent increase in motor vehicle traffic deaths in 2015. An estimated 35,200 people died in car crashes last year. In 2014, 32,675 people died in car crashes across the country. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx was quick to issue…

On Tuesday morning, an 18-year-old motorcycle rider was injured in a crash near Lompoc. According to Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk, the incident happened in the 900 block of Floradale Avenue, near West Ocean Avenue, at about 4:30 p.m. At this time, there has been no word on the cause of the motorcycle crash. The rider was…

Yesterday, the American Indian Movement of Northern Nevada was protesting Columbus Day when a pick-up truck purposefully drove through the crowd. KOLO TV stated, that there were five people who were treated for minor injuries after being hit by a pickup driver in downtown Reno. These protesters were standing by the crosswalk blocking traffic when…

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued a press release about launching their joint coalition, the “Road to Zero.” The NHTSA has joined forces with the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Safety Council in efforts to end roadway fatalities within the next 30 years. At this…

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recently issued a press release about a new federal law requiring rental car agencies to fix cars that are under recall for safety defects. As of June 1, 2016, rental car agencies must fix any and all open safety defects before renting out vehicles to consumers. Anthony…

Nissan had recently recalled 134,000 Nissan’s due to a faulty seal in the brake system which could cause an electrical fire. The cars involved are, 2015 to 2017 Murano SUV’s and 2016-2017 Maxima’s with intelligent cruise control. Additionally, 2015 and 2016 Murano hybrids were recalled as well. According to Patch, “A bad seal in the…

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has recently issued a press release about their upcoming increased usage of Automated Citation Devices throughout the state. These devices are essentially small handheld computers that produce electronically generated citations (eCitations). These eCitations are automatically sent directly to the local traffic court. Although these devices have been in use since…

A recent study found a link between the likelihood of a driver engaging in distracted driving behaviors and additional occupants in the car. The study, done by AT&T, looked at the risks associated with distracted driving behaviors and additional occupants in the vehicle. AT&T found that people are less likely to engage in distracted behaviors…

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