Traffic Safety News
At National Safety Commission, we are dedicated to driver safety and driver improvement. One of the simplest and most fundamental ways of helping individuals become safer drivers is through education. This collection of online resources, news articles, and blog posts can help you familiarize yourself with pressing matters and the topics of the day.
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This year's hotter than normal weather and drought conditions have led to wild fires throughout the south. Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp has been burning for a month and other wildfires are springing up all over Southern Alabama, Georgia, and North Florida. The fire season presents some unique problems due to a little known weather phenomenon called "Super Fog". Super fog is not limited to the south but the weather conditions, namely high humidity, normally prevalent in the southern part of the US, makes the area more prone to the phenomenon.Read More
With the Memorial Day weekend behind us, news reports have carried quite a few stories on Boating Under the Influence (BUI). A number of the news stories cited reports from state wildlife officers with the number of boaters arrested for BUI over the holiday weekend. Several articles contained stories about boaters who were jailed for injuring or killing passengers on their boat while operating under the influence.Read More
National Highways Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released material for its Vehicle Theft Prevention campaign.Read More
A national program that immediately provides first responders with vital information about automobile crash victims is spreading rapidly, fueled by the growing wave of maturing Baby Boomers. The Yellow Dot program is designed to help crash victims, especially seniors, communicate with rescuers during the crucial "golden hour," the first 60 minutes after a serious crash that can make the difference between life and death for the critically injuredRead More
A new survey by The Allstate Foundation found that teens believe there should be stronger laws related to earning driver licenses, indicating young people support policies likely to lead to reductions in teen crash rates and make the roads safer for all American families. In November, 2010, The Allstate Foundation commissioned a survey of 15- to 18-year-olds to determine teen licensing rates on a national basis, interest in early licensure and potential reasons for licensing delay. In addition, the survey set out to learn teenagers' opinions about licensing policies, especially key provisions in graduated driver licensing (GDL). The survey was conducted through online interviews among 1,383 teens nationally by Knowledge Networks, under the direction of Dr. Allan Williams, former Chief Scientist at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.Read More
Interlocks can be effective in both preventing DWI offenders from driving while intoxicated and for reducing their re-arrest rates for DWI. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Community Guide Branch conducted a systematic review Ignition Interlocks and Impaired Driving.Read More
CONCERN over the implications of a 2006 revision to a federal safety standard is spurring regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to reconsider their change. At issue is whether the change, which redefined what constitutes a car's ignition key, has effectively increased the possibility of accidents caused by a vehicle rolling away.Read More
Science Daily (Feb. 10, 2011) - Motorcycle helmets, long known to dramatically reduce the number of brain injuries and deaths from crashes, appear to also be associated with a lower risk of cervical spine injury, new research from Johns Hopkins suggests.Read More