Author: Maggie Palmer

  • September 22nd, 2021

Tesla may soon launch its latest FSD (full self-driving) Autopilot to a wide group of drivers, and US safety authorities aren’t that happy about it. They have reason to be concerned, according to a new MIT study seen by TechCrunch. The researchers studied glance data and found that drivers become more inattentive when using Tesla’s Autopilot system. Read the full article here.

  • September 15th, 2021

Connected and Automated Vehicle Education Connected and Automated Vehicle education (CAVe) seeks to provide community colleges, trade schools, universities, and other academic stakeholders with unique tools and resources for the development of an intelligent transportation workforce. See the resources here.

  • September 13th, 2021

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – The number of Labor Day holiday traffic and boating-related fatalities continued to drop in 2021 based on a comparison of previous years, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. Troopers in both ALEA’s highway and marine patrol divisions noted the decrease, investigating only four traffic deaths and no boating deaths between […]

  • September 3rd, 2021

The guide is a basic reference to assist State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) in selecting effective, evidence-based countermeasures for traffic safety problem areas. These areas include: Alcohol- and Drug-Impaired Driving; Seat Belts and Child Restraints; Speeding and Speed Management; Distracted Driving; Motorcycle Safety; Young Drivers; Older Drivers; Pedestrian Safety; Bicycle Safety; and Drowsy Driving. The […]

  • August 30th, 2021

If you ride a motorcycle, you already know how much fun riding can be. Make it a point to not only have fun, but to never ride while impaired. Motorcycle riders are overrepresented in deadly drunk driving crashes. In 2019, motorcyclists once again had the highest percentage of drunk operators compared to operators of other vehicles, […]

  • August 25th, 2021

The report provides updates on GHSA’s activities and achievements, focusing on three key areas: Collaborating with Congress and Federal Agencies GHSA worked with Congress and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to adapt highway safety program requirements amid the continued COVID-19 pandemic, engaged on transportation reauthorization and infrastructure legislation to ease administrative burdens and increase […]

  • August 23rd, 2021

As parents, caregivers, teachers, school administrators, and school transportation safety professionals prepare for the return to school the health and safety of our children is the highest priority. This school year, back to school preparation for our children looks very different and it’s easy to forget about transportation safety amidst these other thoughts and concerns. […]

  • August 23rd, 2021

GM is expanding the current Chevrolet Bolt recall to include model year 2017-2022 Chevrolet Bolt vehicles. With this expansion, all Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles are now recalled due to the risk of the high-voltage battery pack catching fire. The recall applies to all Bolt vehicles, including those that may have received an earlier recall repair […]

  • August 20th, 2021

More and more city planners are taking into consideration smart mobility solutions to address transportation needs and central to smart transportation systems is access to real-time data. For example, self-driving cars offer independence for seniors and people with disabilities, greater road safety, cost savings through ride-sharing, increased productivity, reduced congestion, and reduced fuel use and […]