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October 2018 Archives

Fatal crashes are more likely when teens drive teens

Many Mississippi motorists worry about the safety of teen drivers carrying other groups of teen passengers. These drivers have a reputation for being careless, reckless or distracted. Some teens say that they are judged unfairly and assumed to be irresponsible because of their age. However, there may be more to the concern about teen drivers than simple stereotyping. According to a study released for National Teen Driver Safety Week by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, when teen drivers carry other teens, the fatality rate for everyone involved rises sharply.

Advocates push for crash avoidance tech on commercial trucks

According to federal data, there were 4,300 people killed in collisions with tractor-trailers and other large trucks in 2016. This was a 28 percent increase from the fatality rate in 2009. Using these findings, which have gained the attention of several members of Congress, safety advocates are pushing for crash avoidance technology on all commercial trucks. Truck fleet owners in Mississippi and across the U.S. should take note.

NHTSA discovers rise in large truck crash deaths in 2017

Every year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is able to identify fatal motor vehicle crash trends based on the data collected by its Fatality Analysis Reporting System. Its report on 2017 has come out, and Mississippi drivers may be surprised by the data.

AAA shows how overreliance on car safety tech is backfiring

According to a study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, motorists are too trusting of their driver assistance systems. Mississippi residents who are worried about how self-driving cars will affect driving behavior will want to know more about this study as it raises questions about how people will adapt to the new technology.


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