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Volvo Plans to Equip Cars with Sensors to Stop Drunk or Dangerous Drivers

Volvo Cars is planning to fit its next generation of autos with cameras and sensors that will detect drunk or distracted drivers and intervene to stop dangerous rides. From the early 2020s, Volvos will have the ability to notice if …

NTSB Highlights Transportation Safety Wish List

Federal safety officials say they want a crackdown on impaired and distracted drivers, wider use of collision-avoidance technology in cars, and tougher regulations for operators of air tours and medical flights. The National Transportation Safety Board laid out a wish …

Travelers: Nearly Half of Philadelphia Area Drivers Distracted by Texts, Emails

Mobile devices continue to distract drivers in the greater Philadelphia area. Travelers recently commissioned a survey of 435 of them and found that 75 percent use a mobile device while driving, with 91 percent of millennials, 79 percent of Gen …

Police Offer Tips for ‘Deadliest 100 Days’ on Colorado Roads

Last June, 25-year-old Austin Sherwood was riding his motorcycle from one job to another after stopping at home for a sandwich when he was struck and killed by an impaired and distracted driver. “There were four people in the car, …

Wisconsin Reports Increase in Pedestrian Deaths

Wisconsin transportation officials are growing concerned about risky behavior by drivers and pedestrians as the number of pedestrian fatalities increased last year, mirroring a national trend. The state saw almost 60 pedestrian deaths in 2017, compared with about 50 in …

Progressive’s Flo to Help Gain Customers as Distracted Drivers Lead to ‘Rate Shock’

Progressive Corp., the fourth-largest U.S. auto insurer, boosted spending on marketing this year to win customers after scaling back in the second half of 2016 when increased costs from car accidents threatened the company’s profit goals. “We’re excited to be …

PCI: Most Walkable Cities May Be Most Dangerous for Pedestrians

A recent online survey conducted in June 2016 by Harris Poll on behalf of PCI among over 2,000 U.S. adults shows that the U.S. cities that are considered the most walkable may also be the most dangerous for pedestrians. When …

Erie: Multi-tasking Drivers Distracted by Texting and Snapping Pics

People aren’t just multi-tasking at work and home; a new analysis shows they’re also doing double duty while driving. Erie Insurance analyzed social media data to coincide with Distracted Driving Awareness Month and gain insight into what drivers are doing …

Apple, Google Add to Smart Dashboard Auto Technology

Playing deejay with voice commands will get easier for more Americans this fall as some best-selling cars get updated with software that integrates smartphones into the dashboard. With the 2016 model year, Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto will turn …

Alcohol, Dementia Some of the Causes for Wrong Way Drivers

It’s a nightmare that unfolds unpredictably, in a split second. A car emerges from the blackness heading the wrong way along an unlit divided highway. It shouldn’t be there. Behind the wheel is a driver like John R. Fretts of …