Pedestrian Safety Month October 2020

  October is Pedestrian Safety Month Whether it be in a parking lot, crosswalk, or on a road, everyone is a pedestrian. In 2016, there were 5,987 pedestrians killed in traffic crashes in the United States [a 9% increase from 2015], which equates to a death every 1.5 hours. Pedestrian safety is crucial to know […]

Heatstroke Awareness Day May 1, 2020

As you have likely heard in the news, the problem of children dying in hot cars is continuing this year. I am writing to you to seek your help in reducing these completely preventable tragedies. In light of the devastating outcomes of these incidents – 53 children died in hot cars in 2018 (the most […]

Vehicle Safety Recall Awareness Week March 2-6, 2020

NHTSA manages vehicle safety recalls, sets vehicle safety standards, and requires automakers to recall vehicles that have safety defects or do not meet those standards. If your car has a recall, get it fixed – it could save a life. Also, check your car for recalls at least twice a year, and sign up to […]


Each year, the Thanksgiving holiday results in millions of travelers on the road, en route to and from their holiday destination. With your help, NHTSA wants to ensure drivers and their passengers are safe during this special time of year.   During the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in 2017, there were 365 passenger vehicle occupants killed […]

Less Daylight = More Danger for Pedestrians

Daylight Saving Time Ends November 3rd We set our clocks back one hour on November 3rd. As the sun rises later and sets earlier, darkness and glare can impair a driver’s vision. Pedestrians are especially vulnerable during this time. Pedestrians to: Be visible. Wear bright or reflective clothing. Carry a flashlight. Be predictable. Always cross at […]

Cops Draw Blood to Catch Impaired Drivers

It was about 6:30 on a Friday night in January when Phoenix Police Det. Kemp Layden pulled over a white Jeep Cherokee that was speeding and weaving in and out of its lane. The 47-year-old driver spoke slowly, his eyes were red and watery, and his pupils were dilated. The inside of the Jeep reeked […]

Daylight Savings Time

Spring is on its way, which means shorter nights, longer days, and, sadly, one lost hour of sleep. While many people groan at the thought of Daylight Saving Time, it’s a great opportunity to complete a few quick essential safety checks around the house, and still have time to squeeze in an afternoon nap. Along […]

Apps to Provide Peace of Mind With a Teenager Behind the Wheel

By J. D. Biersdorfer, Aug. 31, 2017 Q. I have a new teenage driver in the family. What’s the best way to keep tabs on his whereabouts when he is out with the car? Will regular location-tracking phone apps work? A. As long as you and the teenage driver agree to use a location-tracking app […]

What Helps a New Driver? More Driving

Image: CreditCreditiStock By Perri Klass, M.D., Feb. 19, 2018 How can we keep our kids safe as they’re learning to drive? Some think the main problem is teenage irresponsibility, said Robert D. Foss, the director emeritus of the Center for the Study of Young Drivers at the Highway Safety Research Center of the University of […]

The Best Alternatives to Google Maps That Are Worth Trying

Google Maps has become the most popular location-based service app in the past few years, with millions of mobile devices possessing the highly effective app. The reason for its huge success lies in addressing one of the biggest needs that people have, which is navigation. Need to look for the nearest restaurant within your area? […]