Category: Drowsy Driving

Better Headlights Could Lower Pedestrian Accidents

A recent statement from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) found that better headlight systems on cars could reduce pedestrian accidents.  Although there are other factors at play in the recent spike among pedestrian fatalities in accidents with automobiles, headlights were among the major factors. It is important to note that from 2007 to 2016, the number of people fatally injured in automobile crashes fell about 14 percent, but the number of pedestrian fatalities rose 27 percent. The NTSB went[…] Read More

Fleetworthy Solutions

Although the commercial truck industry has been making efforts to improve road safety, fatalities have continued to steadily increase where truck accidents are concerned, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Crashes involving large commercial vehicles are on the rise, with the fatality toll amounting to over 4,300 in 2016. Stricter regulations can prevent truck accidents by switching up safety protocols. Analytics Improve Compliance of Truck Drivers In the commercial truck industry, being roadworthy is often up to[…] Read More

Drowsy Driving as Dangerous as Driving Drunk

Most cautious people would never consider driving a car while they are drunk. However, many people will drive when they are too tired without thinking twice about the risk to themselves and other drivers. According to an AAA Foundation study, a staggering 41% of drivers have admitted to falling asleep behind the wheel at some point. Twenty-seven percent admitted that they have had a hard time keeping their eyes open while driving. There are similarities between the effects of alcohol[…] Read More

Driver Fatigue Study

A new study conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute uncovers some surprising findings regarding driving while fatigued. The research shows that a driver who is fatigued is four times more likely to be involved in an car accident.  Moreover, driver fatigue is the cause of twenty percent of all automobile accidents. Driver Fatigue Research Methods One hundred drivers who commute in the Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C., metropolitan area were studied in a “naturalistic” setting.  This means that researchers observed real[…] Read More