North America News - January 2017

U.S. Proposes V2V Mandate to Reduce Crashes

The U.S. Department of Transportation has proposed mandating vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology on all new light-duty vehicles to enable a wide range of new crash-avoidance applications...

California Man Faces DUI Charge for Caffeine

Joseph Schwab, a 36-year-old California man, charged with a DUI for testing positive for caffeine is fighting to a have the case against him dropped, according to a report by the...

Is this the solution to distracted driving?

Incredibly simple sonar-based system cancels a driver's phone features using a car's existing speakers

Who knew that ridding ourselves of distracted driving could be so easy and inexpensive...

Police pilot project will test drug-detection systems by asking drivers for their saliva

Drivers in some Canadian jurisdictions may soon find themselves asked by police to volunteer for a saliva test, part of a pilot project aimed at detecting drug-impaired drivers.

The federal...

Drivers View Alcohol as Bigger Safety Threat Than Marijuana

The majority of American drivers don’t consider marijuana as serious a threat to road safety as alcohol, according to a survey by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. But drivers living in...

U.S. Drivers Waste $2.1 Billion Annually on Premium Gasoline

ORLANDO, Fla. (September 20, 2016) – According to new AAA research, American drivers wasted more than $2.1 billion dollars in the last year by using premium-grade gasoline in vehicles designed to...

Missing 1-2 Hours of Sleep Doubles Crash Risk

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 6, 2016)- Drivers who miss between one to two hours of the recommended seven hours of sleep in a 24-hour period nearly double their risk for a crash, according to new...

Ignition Interlocks Cut Alcohol-Related Fatal Crashes

State laws requiring ignition interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers — including first-time offenders — appear to reduce the number of fatal drunk driving crashes, according to newly published...

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