In a recent review of highway safety in 2020, NHTSA reported the greatest number of fatalities due to traffic accidents since 2007, despite the fact that the number of miles traveled by vehicles declined by 13% from 2019. Understanding the underlying cause of these accidents and instituting preventative measures to reduce their numbers is essential to the greater safety of all who travel the nation's highways.August 9, 2021
RAWLINS, Wyo. — At least three people died and dozens were injured in a pileup involving more than 100 vehicles, many of them tractor-trailers, amid blowing snow that closed part of Interstate 80 in Wyoming, officials said March 2.March 2, 2020
The North Dakota Department of Transportation will use a recently awarded federal grant to deploy an autonomous attenuator truck.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on July 31 proposed to make permanent a demonstration program that documents on a driver's or motor carrier’s safety profile instances when a crash could not be prevented.
DALLAS — Aviation experts expressed doubt March 13 that turbulence could have caused the deadly February crash of an Atlas Air cargo plane carrying Amazon packages in Texas, suspecting human error or a massive malfunction as more likely culprits.March 14, 2019
A widebody cargo plane hauling packages for Amazon with three people aboard abruptly plunged out of the sky and slammed into a bay Feb. 23 as it was preparing to land in Houston.
A prestigious scientific organization on Oct. 11 called for more frequent and better inspections of freight railroad tracks to prevent potentially catastrophic oil and ethanol train crashes.
Uber grounded its fleet of self-driving cars in Pittsburgh for a few hours the morning of Sept. 18 as the company investigated a crash involving one of its vehicles.
Tesla Inc.’s design of its Autopilot system contributed to a 2016 fatal crash in Florida, accident investigators concluded as they recommended all automakers prevent autonomous driving systems from being used on roads for which they are not designed.
Residents have long worried about plans for Southwest light rail to operate alongside freight trains hauling ethanol, especially in densely populated areas such as Minneapolis.