A U.S. Senator for Massachusetts has slammed “egregious failures” by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for its lack of oversight, which he says is linked to an increase in fatal, truck-involved crashes.Continue reading “Senator slams the FMCSA for failing to provide safety oversight to America’s commercial trucking industry”
Sadly, a lot of people believe that if they choose not to wear a seatbelt, the only person they can hurt would be themselves, but nothing could be farther from the truth… in more ways than one.Continue reading “Seat belts in the back seat, and the ‘backseat bullet’”
Every year, over 4,500 people are killed in road crashes in the USA which involve big trucks.
This is a stunningly high figure so it begs a serious question as to why there are so many deaths.Continue reading “FMCSA issue: Inadequate Safety in Relation to Big Trucks”
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
The USDOT is the government body that oversees precisely what its title states, but in the context of road transportation it has three agencies dealing with specific aspects, and from the perspective of safety, all three have flaws or areas in which they do not achieve what they could.Continue reading “Poor Road Safety Standards from the USDOT and NHTSA”
‘Modern roundabouts’ were invented in Britain in the 1960s and these were a dramatic improvement on the rotaries and traffic circles of old. For whatever inexplicable reason, they were not introduced by the USA until the early 2000s — following over 40 years’ of prior use and best-practice development elsewhere.Continue reading “Poor Safety Standards at the Federal Highway Administration”
Very recently, the vast majority of the information in U.S. state drivers’ manuals was not only inadequate in it’s quantity, but ridiculously, a lot of it was so bad that it was dangerous. More recently, however, the standard has started to improve and farther down this article we will tell you how and why.Continue reading “State Drivers Manuals still can’t be trusted in the USA – but they ARE improving!”
Whenever a forensic crash investigation has not been completed — something which typically takes many days — it is very unwise for anyone at a crash scene to speculate about the cause of the incident. It is not rare for things that look obvious to prove entirely inaccurate.Continue reading “The U.S. Media Needs to Follow Guidelines for Highway Safety Issues and Road Crash Reports”
Many people call it the holiday season or the festive season but October through December each year is also the worst time of the year for deer-strike collisions.Continue reading “The Worst Time of Year for Vehicles Hitting Deer in the USA”
[This article was first published, by the same author, on the ‘Drive and Stay Alive’ website in 2003, but the photograph is new.]
A… study conducted by the Styrian Austrian Road Safety Board reviewed the effects of lowering the BAC from .08 to .05 percent in Styria. Comparing 1998, when the new BAC went into effect, to 1997, the decline in alcohol-related crashes amounted to 11.6 percent.
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When Road Safety USA was established as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization in 2019, one of our key goals from the outset was to work to reduce the astonishing number of failures in the official advice that is given to drivers and other road users in the USA.Continue reading “Far Too Many Harmful Errors and Omissions in US Road Safety Advice… even from the Government!”