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January 2013 Archives

Red-light cameras may increase safety, decrease car accidents

Red-light cameras have come under debate lately. Supporters claim that traffic cameras increase safety while opponents say that they allow police departments to issue more traffic citations.

Auto recalls increased: consumer safety at risk?

Vehicle recalls can represent significant safety issues for drivers in the U.S. A new report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that auto manufacturers had more than 650 safety recalls in 2012. The recalls affected more than 17.8 million vehicles and included safety issues involving vehicle equipment and child-safety seats.

Many drivers admit to driving drowsy

Drowsy driving has become a very dangerous driving habit in the U.S. A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that one in 24 adults admitted to falling asleep while driving shows just how dangerous this behavior has become.