The advent of mass-produced, relatively low-cost automobiles by Henry Ford and his manufacturing advances revolutionized how we get from place to place and how we live day to day. For the first time in a century, Bryan Mistele, CEO of INRIX, sees a similar transformation coming. “Fundamentally the idea of a human being buying a car […]
Tuscaloosa’s Fire and Rescue has put out a video on the topic of distracted driving. Click here to read more.
What does your future commute look like? Will you be taking a self-driving car, a solo-wheel, the hyperloop? What about a self driving bike? Professor Tyler Folsom and his students at the University of Washington Bothell are spearheading a grassroots effort to test and develop lighter, more affordable, personal rapid transit: self-driving bikes. Read the […]
Studying traffic is really just studying people. After all, it’s our vehicles, habits and natural responses to stimuli (or lack thereof) that cause traffic in the first place. One traffic phenomenon that continues to vex us as drivers is something known as a “phantom traffic jam” and unlike a jam that’s a result of something […]
The Our Roads, Our Safety Partnership just released a new short video that depicts the long stopping distances that trucks and buses face, and provides tips on how passenger vehicle drivers can safely operate around these large vehicles.
In a new round of evaluations, 5 of 7 small SUVs earn good ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for occupant protection in a passenger-side small overlap front crash. The ratings bring to 16 the number of small SUVs the Institute has evaluated in the passenger-side small overlap front test, which was introduced […]
The national “Click It or Ticket” enforcement campaign may be the most recognizable traffic safety effort. Each year, around Memorial Day, law enforcement agencies across the country increase patrols as a reminder to drivers to buckle up. In Alabama, ADECA’s Law Enforcement and Traffic Safety Division administers grant funding that helps law enforcement officers, deputies […]
The Office of EMS recently released a two-minute video that shows how EMS data is used to improve EMS systems and patient care at the local, state and national levels. You may have already seen it on EMS.gov or our YouTube page, or mentioned in our latest EMS Update newsletter. It’s important that every member of our profession understands the vital […]