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New Study Released on Drowsy Driving

A study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that an estimated 17.6% of all fatal crashes from 2017-2021 involved a drowsy driver.

Young Driver Fatal Crashes Fall 38% Since 2002

The Governors Highway Safety Association report shows that fatal crashes involving a young driver fell 38% since 2002, while they increased nearly 8% for drivers 21 and older.

Study: New Mexico has Highest Distracted Driving Fatal Crashes

New Mexico’s proportion of fatal crashes involving a distracted driver (40.75%) is more than five times greater than the national rate of 8.12% in the U.S.

U.S. Drivers Say Roads are Getting More Dangerous

Slightly more than 30% of American motorists said that driving has become more dangerous since the pandemic.

NTSB Calls for Alcohol Detection Systems in All New Vehicles

Horrific crash highlights need for technology solutions to eliminate impaired driving and speeding.

NABC Launches New Drive Out Distraction Program

The NABC has launched a revamped NABC Drive Out Distraction program to help combat distracted driving among drivers of all ages.

Study: 87% Say Distracted Driving Worse Today Than 2 Years Ago

Insurance.com surveyed 1,000 motorists and found that distracted driving and other bad behavior are serious problems.

NASCAR Star Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Renews Distracted Driving Pledge

Working with Richard Petty Motorsports partners BASF, the official paint of the team, and 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division, Wallace is sharing his tips and advice for reducing distractions on the road, especially for younger drivers.

New Study Finds American Millennials are Worst Offenders of Phone Use Behind the Wheel

In a new study by Liberty Mutual, 86 percent of Millennials in the U.S. admitted to having used their phone while driving.

U.S. House Committee Holds Hearing on Car Safety Legislation

Congressman Greg Walden (R-OR) said it is imperative that Congress do more to address issues on our roadways, including impaired driving and increased deployment of safety technologies in vehicles today.

AAA: In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems Especially Distracting to Older Drivers

According to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, older drivers removed their eyes and attention from the road for more than eight seconds longer than younger drivers when programming navigation or tuning the radio using in-vehicle infotainment technology.

Survey: Drivers with Advanced Safety Tech in Vehicles Taking More Risks

A new State Farm survey shows that Americans who drive vehicles equipped with ADAS admit to using their smart phones while driving at significantly higher rates than those without the latest tech.