You may not know the name for it, but if you drive at night, you’ve probably experienced situational night blindness. It can occur “when you are temporarily blinded by a bright light such as an oncoming car’s headlights,” the Texas Department of Insurance says.
Denver — A new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association explores what training is needed to keep first responders and crash scene investigators safe when reporting to crash sites involving cars equipped with automated technologies.
Washington — Only 1 out of 5 parents and caregivers seek expert help about installing a car seat or securing a child in a seat – and the majority of car seats brought to child passenger safety technicians for inspection aren’t properly installed and used, a recent data review has concluded.
West Lafayette, IN — When young drivers aren’t allowed to have passengers in their vehicle during overnight hours, crashes and related injuries go down significantly, according to researchers from Purdue University and the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy in Germany.
Itasca, IL — The number of motor vehicle-related deaths jumped 16% in the first half of the year compared with the same period in 2020, according to preliminary estimates released by the National Safety Council.
Charlottesville, VA — Aimed at getting motorists to avoid distracted driving and other unsafe behaviors while behind the wheel, those digital roadway signs with short, quirky messages such as “Get your head out of your apps” and “Mom needs your hug not your text” are hitting their mark, say researchers from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Itasca, IL — The National Safety Council has announced its support of the bicameral resolution on eliminating traffic fatalities by 2050, introduced July 27 in the Senate by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and in the House by Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL).