Traffic Deaths Up Sharply In First 6 Months Of This YearTraffic 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: Early School Start For Teens Means More Car CrashesAccording to a new study, teenage drivers who sleep late have fewer car accidents.
As Violent Crime Drops in Pr. George's, Police Turn Focus To Road DeathsWhile violent crime continues to fall in Prince George’s County, the number of people killed on the roads each year has stayed about the same, though this year with 59 so far the county is on pace to see a slight uptick from the previous two. That contrasts with a murder rate that’s down to 45 so far. Now police are planning to take the methods they used to help cut down violent crime and apply it to safety on the roads.
Feds Consider Tech Requirements To Prevent Car Accidents, Drunk DrivingFederal officials are planning to announce Monday whether automakers should be required to equip new cars and light trucks with technology that enables vehicles to communicate with each other to prevent collisions. Such vehicle-to-vehicle communication could transform traffic safety.
Survey: 90 Percent Of Drivers Consider Self-Driving Car For Cheaper InsuranceTwenty percent of drivers say they would buy a fully computer-operated vehicle, and 90 percent would switch to an autonomous vehicle if they could get cheaper car insurance.
Commerce: Secretary Bryson Suffered 'Seizure' In Hit-And-Run CrashesAuthorities say they're investigating two traffic collisions allegedly caused by U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson that left him injured.