North America News - April 2014

Motor Vehicle Safety

Motor vehicle-related incidents are consistently the leading cause of work-related fatalities in the United States. Thirty-six percent of occupational fatalities reported by the Bureau of Labor...

You Killed Me At Hello: 26% of Car Wrecks Involve Phones

Despite all the warnings about the dangers of talking or texting while driving, a new study suggests that the situation is getting progressively worse.Cellphone use is now...

Every New Car Will Have a Rear-Facing Camera in 4 Years

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a final rule to require all new vehicles under 10,000 pounds, including all cars, SUVs, vans, and trucks to have backup cameras by...

Pedestrian Deaths Drop After Three-year Rise

After three straight years of increases that baffled experts, the number of pedestrians killed in traffic crashes in the USA appears to be dropping.Compared with the first six months of 2012,...

National Safety Council Estimates Traffic Deaths Down Three Percent in 2013

The US National Safety Council announced today its preliminary estimate that approximately 35,200 motor vehicle fatalities occurred in the US in 2013, a three percent decrease from 2012. Crash...

Using Cellphone As GPS Legal in CA

According to the LA Times an appellate court ruled that “…Californians may use a cellphone to look at map applications while driving, even if apps are not hands-free.”A driver from Fresno, CA had...

Truck Driver At Fault in School Bus Crash

Using video footage, the California Highway Patrol determined that the driver of a tanker truck was at fault for a crash that forced a school bus off Highway 12 on March 18.After the impact, the...

It's Time To Start Preparing Your Car For Spring

It may be hard to picture right now, especially if you live in the Midwest or Northeast, but spring is right around the corner. This means it's time to start thinking about getting your vehicle...

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