Although we’ve all heard about how dangerous distracted driving is, it remains an ongoing, nationwide, public safety epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the U.S., approximately 9 people are killed and more than 1,000 people are injured in crashes involving distracted drivers every day. While texting behind the wheel…

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) recently issued a press release about the California Transportation Commission (CTC) authorizing nearly $690 million to accelerate additional transportation projects across the state. According to Caltrans, their 32 major “fix-it-first” transportation projects can be accelerated a year early thanks to the funding. Completing these projects will help to make…

While it’s not uncommon to hear about the dangers of distracted and drunk driving, how often do we consider the risks associated with drowsy driving? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently working on strategies to end the epidemic of drowsy driving on U.S. roadways. Getting behind the wheel drowsy may not seem…

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) recently issued a press release about implementing their HAWK pedestrian safety beacons on busy highways. It’s no secret that busy roadways can be dangerous places for pedestrians and cyclists. In many smaller towns and neighborhoods, there may not be traffic lights, crosswalks, and other traffic systems to help protect…

A man died in South Gate on Thursday afternoon in a rollover crash. The man was traveling on Interstate 40 between Barstow and Needles in California. Police told The Sun, “The driver, who name was not announced, was westbound in a 2011 Toyota Prius when he drifted to the left and then over-corrected to the…

For National Tire Safety Week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants to get the word out that proper tire maintenance leads to safety and savings. This year, National Tire Safety Week is from May 28 to June 3, 2017. During this week, the NHTSA is raising awareness about the importance of properly maintaining…

Officials with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) issued a press release about the importance of buckling up for the Memorial Day holiday weekend and all year long. This year, their slogan “Seat Belt Safety Never Takes a Holiday- Buckle Up!” is all about calling attention to the fact that car accidents can happen any-time, any…

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) just held their 27th Annual Workers Memorial. They honored 187 highway workers who have been killed on the job. This year, a special tribute was paid to Jorge Lopez, Randy Whisenhunt, and Annette Brooks, who all lost their lives since last year’s memorial. Lopez, an electrician, was struck by…

Breaking News: A car crashed into a crowd in Times Square killing one person and injuring more than 12 people. According to ABC Seven News, The collision happened near 44th Street and Seventh Avenue. Officials said one person was killed and at least 13 people are injured. Apparently, the vehicle came to rest by colliding…

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued a press release about the disturbing increase in traffic fatalities across the U.S. in 2015. The White House and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a call to action to data scientists and public health experts because 2,348 more people were killed in crashes in…

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