North America News - July 2014

South Korea and South Carolina ink drivers license deal

The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles and the Republic of Korea have struck a driver’s license reciprocity agreement that promises to aid international business and the military.The...

NHTSA investigates 320,000 GM cars for air bag defects

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday it has opened a formal investigation into whether 320,000 older Chevrolet Impalas have defective software that causes the passenger...

Would Motorcyclists Be Safer If There Were More of Them?

There’s no question that motorcycles pose a particularly potent hazard on the roadways. Bikers are up to 30 times more likely to experience a deadly accident on the road than drivers of passenger...

Toll plans heat up as Washington funding dries up

As more plans for shoring up the highway trust fund get floated, from raising fuel taxes, to taxing off-shore profits of corporations, to boosting fees on trucks, and even the crazy idea to cut...

Cellphone bans haven’t made us better drivers

Anyone who has ever used a cellphone from a driver's seat has to admit that the things are distracting. You have to root for the phone in your purse on the passenger seat when it rings. You have...

Fighting Driver Fatigue

Fatigue is a common problem for just about every job imaginable. The consequences of fatigue, however, are far greater for those who have a job operating motor vehicles. You put yourself and the...

NHTSA nixes tire age safety rule

WASHINGTON—The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) and Tire Industry Association (TIA) are hailing as good news a decision from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that...

Cash for clearing the air

First the good news: No matter what you want to do to help make your fleet more fuel-efficient or to reduce emissions, odds are there is funding available from someplace to help you do it.

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