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Where Safety is Not a Priority: 5 Areas Auto Regulators Should Focus On

Fatalities on U.S. roadways totaled 37,133 in 2017, so you might think the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration would be more focused than ever on, well, traffic safety. You would be mistaken. According to Consumer Reports, the NHTSA has devoted its recent attention to: Putting a hold on fuel-efficiency standards for cars and trucks sold...

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Chicago's Vision Zero Traffic Safety Plan Could Save Lives on City's West Side

Recently, Mayor Lori Lightfoot unveiled that transportation officials in Chicago would undertake a new Vision Zero traffic safety plan on the city's west side, according to an article in StreetsBlog. Lightfoot was joined by alderman Howard Brookins Jr. (21st), Walter Burnett Jr. (27th), and Jason Ervin (28th), as well as the Chicago Department of Transportation...

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AAA research: Infotainment systems may be more distracting for older drivers

Each day, about nine people lose their lives and more than 1,000 people sustain injuries on US roads due to distracted driving, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). With the advent of smartphones and other handheld devices, distracted driving has become a growing safety concern in Chicago and across the nation....

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