Category: Safety Topics

  • May 18th, 2022

Mercedes-Benz USA will conduct a voluntary recall of approximately 292,287 ML-, GL- and R-Class vehicles produced during the 2006-2012 model year period for potentially corroded brake boosters. The corrosion could severely affect braking capability, increasing the risk of a crash. Vehicle owners can visit and enter their 17-digit vehicle identification number to see if […]

  • May 9th, 2022

Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to inform the driving public about important lifesaving “Move Over” laws in effect in every State in America. The law, requiring motorists to slow down and, if safe to do so, move over when passing emergency vehicles stopped on the side of the road with emergency lights activated, hasn’t reached […]

  • April 20th, 2022

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Fentanyl mass overdoses are at an all-time high as dealers lace drugs with the highly-addictive opioid. Users have no idea they’re taking the deadly drug, and deaths from it are accelerating out of control. The Drug Enforcement Administration is sending out an urgent warning. “We are in a crisis right now. […]

  • April 6th, 2022

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and it’s aimed at putting the brakes on a dangerous practice that claims thousands of lives each year. Cellphones, the radio, even food food are all distractions in our cars that can have deadly consequences. Nationally, distracted driving claimed more than 3,000 lives in 2020, […]

  • April 4th, 2022

Read the FHWA’s latest Safety Compass Newsletter to learn more about the latest improvements, resources and announcements in traffic safety. Topics include: Nine New Proven Safety Countermeasures Added 2021 FHWA Safety Discipline Awards Safe System Strategic Plan: A New Resource on Implementing the Safe System Approach Together Safety Stories Puerto Rico Highway Safety Corridor Program […]

  • April 4th, 2022

In recent years, shared electric scooters (e-scooters) have taken cities around the world by storm. But how are people using this new mode of transportation? Seeking to understand the potential impacts of e-scooters on land use, infrastructure and sustainability goals, researchers have some new interesting data to share on e-scooter users, exploring the interplay between […]

  • March 30th, 2022

Use of DOT-compliant motorcycle helmets was 64.9 percent in 2021, not statistically different at the 0.05 level from 69.0 percent in 2020. This result is from the National Occupant Protection Use Survey (NOPUS), the only survey that provides nationwide, probability-based, observed data on motorcycle helmet use in the United States. NHTSA’s National Center for Statistics […]

  • March 28th, 2022

MONTGOMERY — The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) and the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) are launching a campaign to promote safety along Alabama interstate highways. Roughly 13 percent of roadway fatalities occurred within Alabama in 2020 along interstate highways. As part of the campaign, additional ALEA Troopers will be assigned to specific locations along […]

  • March 23rd, 2022

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is the only federal agency with a single mission dedicated to drug law enforcement. With unique operational and intelligence capabilities, DEA staff identify, investigate, disrupt and dismantle major drug trafficking organizations, remove drugs and violent criminals from communities, and fight the diversion of illegal drugs. For more information, visit DEA’s […]