North America News - September 2015

MDX and Miami-Dade County Public Schools Offer Top Five Back-to-School Safety Tips for Drivers

MIAMI, Aug. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) has partnered with Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) to offer drivers important tips to keep the community...

Senators urge NHTSA to speed early warning reforms

Washington — Two U.S. senators want the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to expand early warning reporting requirements for automakers in the wake of the agency's findings...

Traffic deaths up sharply in first 6 months of 2015; better economy, lower gas prices cited

WASHINGTON (AP) - Traffic deaths were up 14 percent nationally in the first six months of this year and injuries were up by a third, according to data gathered by the National Safety Council....

Study: Automotive Safety Features Confuse Many Drivers

While automakers are busily working toward an age of autonomous cars, a new study suggests drivers may still be stuck in the past. Researchers at the University of Iowa found that a large number...

Woman Sentenced to Prison in Fatal Distracted Driving Crash

A Southern California woman who was texting and chatting on her cellphone before she slammed her Toyota Prius into the back of an idling car on an Orange County freeway, killing the 23-year-old...

Tracy Morgan Crash Blamed on Truck Driver Fatigue, NTSB Says

A Wal-Mart Stores Inc. driver hit a limo van carrying comic Tracy Morgan last year because he was so fatigued he didn’t notice traffic had slowed ahead of him, U.S. investigators found Tuesday....

Google's Driverless Cars Run Into Problem: Cars With Drivers

Google, a leader in efforts to create driverless cars, has run into an odd safety conundrum: humans.

Last month, as one of Google’s...

Where To Find The Nation's Best -- And Worst -- Drivers

With motor vehicle fatality rates on the rise, it’s paramount that motorists take extra precautions on the nation’s highways, especially with the busy Labor Day travel weekend at hand. And...

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