Category: Safety Topics

  • August 3rd, 2021

The Labor Day holiday weekend is one of the deadliest times of the year in terms of drunk-driving fatalities. With NHTSA’s support, state and local law enforcement agencies across the nation are stepping-up enforcement to keep communities safe by putting an end to drunk driving. Sobering Statistics Approximately one-third of all traffic crash fatalities in […]

  • August 3rd, 2021

You’ve spent hours researching safe cars and car seats, and finally selected the right choices for your family. You’ve even had your car seat inspected at an inspection station to make sure you installed it correctly. But did you know there are other dangers in and around your vehicle that could seriously harm or even […]

  • July 22nd, 2021

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) – In East Alabama, the spotlight is on all terrain vehicle (ATV) accidents, with more and more young people killed this summer, two deaths coming just in the last few days. “Respect the vehicle you’re on. Respect the laws of the road, and wear a helmet.”, warned Lee County Coroner, Bill Harris. […]

  • July 16th, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic, the associated policy interventions such as stay-at-home orders, and the associated economic recession all had profound influences on how much Americans traveled and how they traveled in 2020. Data from sources such as vehicle counts and cell phone records have been used to estimate the overall magnitude of the change in travel […]

  • July 15th, 2021

Chevrolet Bolt vehicles that should be parked outside are those that were originally recalled in November 2020 for the potential of an unattended fire in the high-voltage battery pack underneath the back seat’s bottom cushion. The affected vehicles’ cell packs have the potential to smoke and ignite internally, which could spread to the rest of […]

  • July 13th, 2021

Read the FHWA’s latest Safety Compass Newsletter to learn more about the latest improvements, resources and announcements in traffic safety. Topics include: 2020 Safety Discipline Awards Mainstreaming Safety Improvement—How Agencies Are Assessing Safety on All Projects Advancing Implementation of the Safe System Approach: Resources You Can Use Contributing Factors for Focus Crash and Facility Types […]

  • June 25th, 2021

Because safety is our top priority, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Department of Transportation want to make sure you have the tools to avoid being in vehicle crashes. TireWise is your resource to help you make smart decisions to keep you and your family safe, whether you’re in the market to buy new tires […]

  • June 25th, 2021

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WTVM) – As people get ready to travel for the July 4th holiday, the Alabama Department of Transportation and the Alabama Road Builders Association want you to know about a new state law. The fine for any moving traffic violation committed in a construction zone will result in a $250 fine, or double […]

  • June 22nd, 2021

The third Monday in June is Ride to Work Day, a day that celebrates the excitement of motorcycle riding. The bike can be a part of your commute, a fun solo activity, or a chance to join together with others. Whatever the case, ensuring that safety comes first is imperative. Read the fact sheet here […]